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RE: Should validity be P1 or P2? (was RE: summary of resolutions from last 2 days)

From: Roberto Scano (IWA/HWG) <rscano@iwa-italy.org>
Date: Mon, 20 Jun 2005 19:18:18 +0200
To: <john_slatin@austin.utexas.edu>, <joeclark@joeclark.org>, <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
Message-Id: <200506201315312.SM04196@Inbox>

So if screen readers don't respect code of 1998, we need to authorize violations? So for the same, if IE don't support application/xhtml+xml or if an AT don't support an element w  shouldn't use it? And what about device independence?  AT are UA and UA are output device...
If it's a Jaws bug, suggest to correct it instead of request rec. Violation.

----- Messaggio originale -----
    Da: "John M Slatin"<john_slatin@austin.utexas.edu>
    Inviato: 20/06/05 19.03.55
    A: "Joe Clark"<joeclark@joeclark.org>, "WAI-GL"<w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
    Oggetto: RE: Should validity be P1 or P2?  (was RE: summary of resolutions   from last 2 days)
    
    
    Joe Clark wrote:
    
    <blockquote>
    Nobody has provided even the standard three 
    *real-world* examples that I repeatedly call for and never get.
    </blockquote>
    
    
    
    Here is a very small example in which valid code doesn't guarantee
    accessibility. The following table validates for HTML 4.01 transitional.
    JAWS 5.0 and 6.10 do not recognize it as a table. Home Page Reader 3.04
    handles it properly.
    
    This is clearly a user agent issue (JAWS should be able to recognize
    this table in its sleep). I mention it because tables have been
    identified as cases where valid code is essential.
    
    <code>
    <table>
        <thead>
            <tr>
                <th colspan="4" scope="col">Building Accessible Web Sites
            </tr>
        </thead>
        <tbody>
            <tr>
                <td>HTML</td>
                <td>PDF</td>
                <td>MS Word</td>
                <td>DAISY</td>
            </tr>
        </tbody>
    </table>
    </code>
    
    
    "Good design is accessible design." 
    John Slatin, Ph.D.
    Director, Accessibility Institute
    University of Texas at Austin
    FAC 248C
    1 University Station G9600
    Austin, TX 78712
    ph 512-495-4288, f 512-495-4524
    email jslatin@mail.utexas.edu
    web http://www.utexas.edu/research/accessibility/
    
    
     
    
    
    
    -----Original Message-----
    From: w3c-wai-gl-request@w3.org [mailto:w3c-wai-gl-request@w3.org] On
    Behalf Of Joe Clark
    Sent: Monday, June 20, 2005 11:55 am
    To: WAI-GL
    Subject: Re: Should validity be P1 or P2? (was RE: summary of
    resolutions from last 2 days)
    
    
    
    

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