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Re: What generates a .cfm page?

From: Marti <marti47@MEDIAONE.NET>
Date: Thu, 14 Oct 1999 18:04:56 -0400
Message-ID: <011401bf1690$26e97900$ea50da18@ne.mediaone.net>
To: "Charles McCathieNevile" <charles@w3.org>
Cc: <webmaster@dors.sailorsite.net>, "'Web Accessibility Initiative'" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>, <bfrueh@allaire.com>
Thanks for the explanation, I was not aware it was that flexible. I suppose
most tools can be used to produce accessible code if the developers really
want to, usually it just takes a little extra effort to learn the options or
hand correct the 'finished' product.

----- Original Message -----
From: Charles McCathieNevile <charles@w3.org>
To: Marti <marti47@MEDIAONE.NET>
Cc: <webmaster@dors.sailorsite.net>; 'Web Accessibility Initiative'
<w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>; <bfrueh@allaire.com>
Sent: Thursday, October 14, 1999 6:01 PM
Subject: Re: What generates a .cfm page?

> Cold Fusion is a piece of server-side software that allows web pages to be
> dynamically generated from a database. This is the same kind of thing that
> now also done by quite a lot of server software - Domino, Active Server
> Pages, PHP scripting, etc.
> In the case of Cold Fusion it is easy enough to write by hand, and can be
> used to create any kind of page, from completely inaccessible to
> accessible - I have used it for building a picture gallery with extensive
> alternative content as a demonstration of an accessible site, and for
> buidling an accessible payroll data entry system.
> There is also a product called "Cold Fusion Studio", which is an authoring
> tool for producing cold fusion pages.
> Cold fusion provides, and I believe Cold Fusion Studio makes extensive use
> of, a number of java applets, scripts, etc. for producing pages to use
> Cold Fusion.
> This is more likely to be the problem, and if you can get the developers
> commit to producing accessible pages they can do it with Cold Fusion.
> Cheers
> Charles McCathieNevile
> On Thu, 14 Oct 1999, Marti wrote:
>   CMF pages are generated by Cold Fusion Software - it is both a web
>   and a development environment. If they are into that you may not have
>   luck with accessibility issues.
>   I should note that SETI-search, an engine designed for accessibility has
>   some traffic from that web site - somebody either needs it or just likes
>   search.
>   Marti
>   marti@agassa.com
Received on Thursday, 14 October 1999 18:33:28 UTC

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