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RE: XML in HTML

From: John M Slatin <john_slatin@austin.utexas.edu>
Date: Thu, 16 Dec 2004 16:50:23 -0600
Message-ID: <6EED8F7006A883459D4818686BCE3B3B2906AB@MAIL01.austin.utexas.edu>
To: "Chris Ridpath" <chris.ridpath@utoronto.ca>, "Neil Soiffer" <NeilS@DesSci.com>, <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>

Chris Ridpath wrote:
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-----Original Message-----
From: w3c-wai-gl-request@w3.org [mailto:w3c-wai-gl-request@w3.org] On
Behalf Of Chris Ridpath
Sent: Thursday, December 16, 2004 2:59 pm
To: Neil Soiffer; w3c-wai-gl@w3.org
Subject: Re: XML in HTML



> I did a quick look through the techniques document
> and did not see anything about using non-HTML
> elements such as MathML, SVG, etc.
>
Yes. The HTML techniques document (and test suite) deal with HTML only.

Each technology requires its own techniques. You can find the current
techniques at: http://www.w3.org/TR/
</blockquote>
But there's anotehr issue: In my view, the HTML Techniques document
should include techniques that show how to include SVG or MathML (etc.)
content in XHTML documents.  The reason is that there may be cases where
use of (for example) SVG or MathML is *required* in order to satisfy a
WCAG 2.0 success criterion.  

It would be up to the relevant tech-specific Techniques document to
provide techniques for making accessible SVG or MathML or whatever; but
HTML Techniques should show how to incorporate that content into an
(X)HTML document.

John



Are you interested in working on the MathML accessibility techniques?

Cheers,
Chris

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Neil Soiffer" <NeilS@DesSci.com>
To: <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
Sent: Wednesday, December 15, 2004 2:46 PM
Subject: XML in HTML


>
> In today's techniques phone call, the issue of what happens with 
> MathML inside browsers/user agents that don't support MathML.  
> MathML's <math>
tag
> allows for the attributes "altimg" and "alttext".  However, if the 
> user agent doesn't understand MathML (or more generally, any XHTML 
> extension),
it
> is not likely to understand that it should use those attributes and so
they
> are irrelevent.
>
> I did a quick look through the techniques document and did not see
anything
> about using non-HTML elements such as MathML, SVG, etc.  Both of these

> and other non HTML extensions (eg, SMIL) are mentioned.  Is this an 
> issue that needs to be addressed?
>
> Neil Soiffer                     email: neils@dessci.com
> Senior Scientist                 phone: 562-433-0685
> Design Science, Inc.             http://www.dessci.com
> "How Science Communicates"
> MathType, WebEQ, MathPlayer, Equation Editor, TeXaide
>
>
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