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RE: renaming the guidelines (issue #3 from yesterday's telecon)

From: Charles (Chuck) Oppermann <chuckop@MICROSOFT.com>
Date: Fri, 15 Jan 1999 16:05:30 -0800
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To: Jason White <jasonw@ariel.ucs.unimelb.EDU.AU>, WAI Markup Guidelines <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
<<
The guidelines are not specific to HTML or CSS, although the examples
associated with some of the checkpoints are.
>>

But it's also admitted that sites that make heavy use of DHTML are not
adequately covered by the guidelines.  When this was raised before, I was
told that DHTML is not a W3C recommendation and thus ignored.

How can you say the guidelines are not specific to HTML?  All throughout the
guidelines are specific HTML/CSS items.  The whole set of guidelines is
presented with heavy HTML influence with names such as "pages", "elements",
"tables", etc.

A major problem with the guidelines is that it assumes HTML as a static
entity of pages, linked together.  A set of guidelines, such as Trace's,
Microsoft's or IBM's, *then* applied as techniques to HTML/CSS/DHTML would
be much more useful.
Received on Friday, 15 January 1999 19:05:37 GMT

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