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Re: Taking the Kynn Challenge!

From: Kynn Bartlett <kynn-hwg@idyllmtn.com>
Date: Wed, 10 Nov 1999 12:37:14 -0800
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To: Bruce Bailey <bbailey@clark.net>
Cc: Kynn Bartlett <kynn@idyllmtn.com>, w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
At 12:29 PM 11/10/1999 , Bruce Bailey wrote:
>3)    The original authors are not content with some of the (illegal) code
>that I have deleted (like "margin").  I told them we can either put this
>back in (and sacrifice real HTML validity, but keep the A rating) or use
>style sheets (and maybe even earn AA).  Thoughts on this point?  Is there
>another way?

Is valid HTML required for single-A compliance?  I don't believe it
is.  Checkpoint 3.2 ("Create documents that validate to published
formal grammars.") is priority _two_.  Therefore, you can keep the
invalid (browser-specific) HTML code they like, and still get a
single-A rating.

>4)    I also had to delete a bunch of attributes VLINK and ALINK (etc.) from
>TD elements.  Are there ANY elements (besides BODY and CSS thank you) that
>can take these attributes?

I can't access your page -- I'm assuming you did replace these with 
the CSS equivalent to get the same functionality, but in a standards-
complaint way?

According to http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/index/attributes.html
only BODY can take the VLINK and ALINK attributes.

>5)    My implementations of Java and JavaScript ALTernatives are less than
>satisfactory to me.  Suggestions?

As I said, I can't see your page for some reason.

>6)    The original also includes a form tool that uses JavaScript.

I'm not a javascript guru so I will skip this one for now.

Kynn Bartlett                                    mailto:kynn@hwg.org
President, HTML Writers Guild                    http://www.hwg.org/
AWARE Center Director                          http://aware.hwg.org/
Received on Wednesday, 10 November 1999 16:07:49 UTC

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