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W3C Validator as test for WCAG?

From: Bruce Bailey <bbailey@clark.net>
Date: Thu, 3 Jun 1999 10:45:47 -0400
Message-Id: <199906031449.KAA00417@smtp-gw2.vma.verio.net>
To: "WAI IG" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Dear Group,

Please provide your expert opinion on this question.

Can (or should) the W3C validator be used as a mainstream test for basic
compliance with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines?

If one authors a document that meets the following criteria:
1)  validates as HTML 4.0 (transitional or strict); and
2)  Does NOT include applets or scripts; and
3)  Does NOT include video or sounds or other multimedia (images are okay);

does that document, by definition, meet some level of compliance with WCAG?

Referenced URLs:
http://validator.w3.org/
http://www.w3.org/WAI/WCAG1-Conformance.html

Bruce Bailey
Maryland State Department of Education, Division of Rehabilitation Services
http://www.dors.state.md.us/
Received on Thursday, 3 June 1999 10:49:15 GMT

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