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RE: AAATE Web publication

From: James Allan <allan_jm@tsb1.tsbvi.edu>
Date: Thu, 10 Jun 1999 15:48:06 -0500
To: Charles McCathieNevile <charles@w3.org>, François Routhier <Francois.Routhier@erg.ulaval.ca>
Cc: w3c-wai-gl@w3.org
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Caveat---

Even using correct styles/structure within Word will not guarantee proper
html. There are 2 sets of styles within word that are exclusive of each
other. Document styles, such as "Heading1, Heading2, etc." and HTML styles,
such as "H1, H2..."

the default new document in word is for document styles. the HTML styles do
not appear in the style pull down on the tool bar. You must use the document
styles. Then when you "save as html" you will get font tags without
structure. It is possible to search and replace various combinations of font
tags and replace with Hx tags, but it's not fun.

In order to "save as html" properly, you must choose the blank web page from
the available new document templates. then when writing and applying a style
you must be sure to pick the HTML styles (H1, H2...)which appear after the
document styles - Heading1, etc. on the tool bar pull down.

Jim Allan, Statewide Technical Support Specialist
Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired
1100 W. 45th St., Austin, Texas 78756
voice 512.206.9315    fax: 512.206.9453  http://www.tsbvi.edu/
"We shape our tools and thereafter our tools shape us." McLuhan, 1964

-----Original Message-----
From: w3c-wai-gl-request@w3.org [mailto:w3c-wai-gl-request@w3.org]On
Behalf Of Charles McCathieNevile
Sent: Thursday, June 10, 1999 2:40 PM
To: François Routhier
Cc: w3c-wai-gl@w3.org
Subject: Re: AAATE Web publication


François,

unfortunately, that will not give you much guarantee (unless you test with a
very large number of browsers) of compliance.

One automatic test you could try is Bobby - http://www.cast.org/bobby - you
ask it to look at the document you have published, and it will test for some
problems and highlight them. It will also ask you to check mannually (since
it cannot) some features, such as whether you have appropriate "Alt text"
for
images. If you look at your document in Lynx, or another text-only browser,
you will be able to discover this. (If there is a problem, then I am not
sure
if you can use word to fix it or not.)

Another thing you should do is make sure that you use proper structure -
Headings, and so on made using the styles feature of word - since this is
more likely to be properly translated correctly into HTML.

If you are prepared to make an example page public, it might be easiest to
use that to explain some more.

Regards

Charles McCathieNevile


On Thu, 10 Jun 1999, François Routhier wrote:

  Hi,

  This message is about AAATE Web Publication.  I am not familar with Web
  files and HTML.  On the directives you give guidelines and Good Practice
  indications.  I do not understand very well.

  I want to know if the only think I have to do is to save my Word
  document (*.doc)  in *.html format and to verify if evrything is OK with
  different browser ?  And to send this file (of course!)

  Truly yours.

  François Routhier, ing., M.Sc.
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