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Re: summary of resolutions from last 2 days

From: Matt May <mcmay@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 15 Jun 2005 10:07:01 -0700
Message-ID: <42B06035.6010906@w3.org>
To: "Roberto Scano (IWA/HWG)" <rscano@iwa-italy.org>
Cc: w3c-wai-gl@w3.org

Roberto Scano (IWA/HWG) wrote:

>Matt:
>    We're not in an application/xhtml+xml world while the 85% majority 
>    browser chokes on it.
> 
>Roberto:
>So we still in 1999 for this SC?
>

We will be in 1999 no matter what we do. So the next question is whether 
we carry along all of the HTML producers who don't understand and get 
them somewhere close to accessible, or leave them and all their content 
behind.

>    Roberto:
>Our target should be web professional developement, not the amatorial ones: otherwise we don't need wcag 2.0 and we could stay with wcag 1.0. 
>  
>

Plenty of professional developers, who get paid lots of money from major 
corporations specifically to write HTML, won't, can't, or don't know how 
to validate. In fact, even among the more enlightened developers, it's 
hard to find one who hasn't had a client who made them do something that 
broke HTML validity.

It is misleading to say that validity for all content is a solved 
problem. Maybe in a perfect world, but not in this one.

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m
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