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Re: Validity

From: Matt May <mcmay@bestkungfu.com>
Date: Sat, 5 Nov 2005 19:25:59 -0800
Message-Id: <B5093B17-DCC3-4745-8F6D-BAC4ABCE14BD@bestkungfu.com>
Cc: <Bruce.Bailey@ed.gov>, <paul.walsh@segalamtest.com>, <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
To: Roberto Scano (IWA/HWG) <rscano@iwa-italy.org>

On Nov 5, 2005, at 2:53 PM, Roberto Scano (IWA/HWG) wrote:

> Until when we  must see Vendor that sell web-cms that generate  
> invalid code, web-cms that have wysiswg editors of the last Century?

I think W3C's answer to that is "until vendors produce authoring  
tools that conform to ATAG." If my understanding of Italian law is  
correct, it is conformance to ATAG 1.0 that puts that requirement on  
authoring tool vendors, not WCAG. And until the majority of tools in  
the market _do_ produce valid content at all times, Web content  
producers are not equipped to be held to that same standard.

If you are concerned that validity is important enough to be  
considered a basic requirement for your government's policy, then you  
can add it to WCAG conformance in any laws you propose.

Received on Sunday, 6 November 2005 03:26:11 UTC

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