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Re: Validity

From: Roberto Scano (IWA/HWG) <rscano@iwa-italy.org>
Date: Sun, 6 Nov 2005 10:32:55 +0100
To: <mcmay@bestkungfu.com>
Cc: <Bruce.Bailey@ed.gov>, <paul.walsh@segalamtest.com>, <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
Message-Id: <200511060426421.SM00688@Inbox>



----- Messaggio originale -----
    Da: "Matt May"<mcmay@bestkungfu.com>
    Inviato: 06/11/05 4.25.59
    A: "Roberto Scano (IWA/HWG)"<rscano@iwa-italy.org>
    Cc: "Bruce.Bailey@ed.gov"<Bruce.Bailey@ed.gov>, "paul.walsh@segalamtest.com"<paul.walsh@segalamtest.com>, "w3c-wai-gl@w3.org"<w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
 
    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.

Roberto:
Italian law asks that all web based interfaces conform to 22 requirements (first one, code validity and correct use of elements and attributes) and that the Vendor guarantee conformance of the pages selled. A cms should make Valid code. We have a lot of companies that have developed good solutions, big companies that make tools for conform to valid code. If little italians can do it...

Matt:
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.
    
Roberto:
They are optimizing tools because the market require that. If we wait for Vendors, is like a government that give freedom to pay or not pay taxes

Matt:
    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.
    
Roberto:
Are you the WCAG King? From when?
you are tell Me that you want to remove an old requirement set in wcag 1.0 only for vendor support?
If this is also the position of WAI i think that AB should be informed for know if they agree to all these "pro-vendors" positions.
If so, our association have no more interest to invest people and money and work for free for some other members that with their membership fee pay w3c people.
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