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Re: Is validity the real issue?

From: Maurizio Boscarol <maurizio@usabile.it>
Date: Mon, 07 Nov 2005 16:18:28 +0100
Message-ID: <436F7044.6060504@usabile.it>
To: Roberto Scano - IWA/HWG <rscano@iwa-italy.org>
CC: 'W3C WAI' <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>

Roberto Scano - IWA/HWG wrote:

>-----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 :-)

1. This doesn't go against any other existing recomandation. We simply 
have another goal than confirm or disconfirm others' recomandations. 
It's already been said.
2. We should address accessibility barrier, and application/xhtml+xml if 
page is somehow invalid is an accessibility barrier. With text/html it 

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