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RE: Is validity the real issue?

From: Roberto Scano - IWA/HWG <rscano@iwa-italy.org>
Date: Mon, 7 Nov 2005 15:03:18 +0100
To: "'W3C WAI'" <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
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-----Original Message-----
From: w3c-wai-gl-request@w3.org [mailto:w3c-wai-gl-request@w3.org] On Behalf
Of Maurizio Boscarol
Sent: Monday, November 07, 2005 1:20 PM
To: Jens Meiert; Roberto Scano - IWA/HWG; Gez Lemon; Michele Diodati; W3C
Subject: Re: Is validity the real issue?

We aren't html working group. Our scope is different. We don't have the
capability of putting in trash nothing done by others: you have a far too
high opinion of yourself if you think this. I personally think that that XML
rule is wrong, but this is not important. Anyway, it is a fact that the rule
is against accessibility in the sense that it decrease the chance of a page
to be rendered, so decrease its chance of accessibility (remember Voltaire:
the best is sometimes enemy of the good)... WCAG should consider this and
advise developer of this fact. Only if developers are sure that nothing can
go wrong with validation, they should use application/xhtml+xml. Else, they
must fall back on text/html, because it is useful to increase the chance of

Roberto Scano:
This goes against other Working Group Activities and against existing
Reccomandations. I think this working group cannot do it :-)
Received on Monday, 7 November 2005 14:03:31 UTC

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