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RE: 4.1.1 question, not clearly documented

From: Cynthia Shelly <cyns@exchange.microsoft.com>
Date: Mon, 23 Feb 2009 18:21:05 +0000
To: Gregg Vanderheiden <vanderhe@spamarrest.com>
CC: Sailesh Panchang <spanchang02@yahoo.com>, "w3c-wai-gl@w3.org" <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
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Right.  So, does this pass or not? If I can't figure it out as a member of the working group, I suspect others will have the same question.

-----Original Message-----
From: Gregg Vanderheiden [mailto:vanderhe@spamarrest.com]
Sent: Saturday, February 21, 2009 10:46 AM
To: Cynthia Shelly
Cc: Sailesh Panchang; w3c-wai-gl@w3.org
Subject: Re: 4.1.1 question, not clearly documented

validating is A test that is sufficient.

it is not THE test and is not required.

gregg


On Feb 20, 2009, at 5:51 PM, Cynthia Shelly wrote:

> I understand that's how to test that the validation technique has
> been done.  But, validation is only a technique, and techniques are
> optional.  This case isn't listed in the failure.  Should it be?
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Sailesh Panchang [mailto:spanchang02@yahoo.com]
> Sent: Thursday, February 19, 2009 7:44 PM
> To: w3c-wai-gl@w3.org
> Cc: Cynthia Shelly
> Subject: Re: 4.1.1 question, not clearly documented
>
> Cynthia,
>
> Validating the code  through a validator is the test for 4.1.1. This
> is with regard to the  DTD. This will ensure it is "according to
> their specifications". How a browser or AT handles  this is of no
> concern.
> I think the SC and  hints for testing are sufficiently clear.
> Regards,
> Sailesh Panchang
> www.deque.com
> Tel 571-344-1765 (C)
> 703-225-0380 (work)
>
> --- On Thu, 2/19/09, Cynthia Shelly <cyns@exchange.microsoft.com>
> wrote:
>
>> From: Cynthia Shelly <cyns@exchange.microsoft.com>
>> Subject: 4.1.1 question, not clearly documented
>> To: "w3c-wai-gl@w3.org" <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
>> Date: Thursday, February 19, 2009, 6:25 PM
>> I couldn't find a definitive answer to this question by
>> looking at the 4.1.1 text or failures.
>>
>> If a page has a doctype of XHMTL 1.0 and includes an IMG or
>> INPUT tag that isn't self-closing, does it pass 4.1.1?
>>
>> <input type="text"> is allowed in HTML
>> <input type="text" /> would be expected in
>> XHTML
>>
>> BUT, it's not entirely clear whether
>> <input type="text"> in XHTML passes.  I
>> don't believe it causes any problems, it's still
>> parseable by user agents, but I'm not sure if it
>> violates
>> "elements have complete start and end tags, elements
>> are nested according to their specifications,"
>>
>> Can we clarify this in a technique or failure?
>
>
>
>
>
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