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RE: Validation as test for basic accessibility

From: McDonald, Ira <imcdonald@sharplabs.com>
Date: Wed, 19 Jan 2000 14:01:17 -0800
Message-ID: <1115A7CFAC25D311BC4000508B2CA53730FF05@MAILSRVNT02>
To: 'Charles F. Munat' <charles@munat.com>, Kynn Bartlett <kynn-hwg@idyllmtn.com>
Cc: Web Accessibility Initiative <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Hi Charles,

A teaching validator is a very good idea!!  I certainly judge compilers
for any programming language (like C) or specification language (like
ASN.1) by how well they suggest what's missing or wrong.

I ran into a stone wall among implementors at my previous client
who were opposed to READING the WCAG and HTML specs.

Getting good HTML out of bad authoring tools (most) is hard.
Getting good Accessability out of bad authoring tools will be
even harder (because it requires a good deal more thoughtful
human judgment).

My two cents,
- Ira McDonald (consulting architect at Sharp Labs America)
  High North Inc


-----Original Message-----
From: Charles F. Munat [mailto:charles@munat.com]
Sent: Wednesday, January 19, 2000 1:41 PM
To: Kynn Bartlett
Cc: Web Accessibility Initiative
Subject: RE: Validation as test for basic accessibility

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I still think that Bruce's idea has merit. Furthermore, I think that it
brings up lots of other interesting ideas, like the idea of a teaching (or
at least more helpful) validator, or multiple approaches to learning
accessibility.

Comments?

Charles Munat,
Munat, Inc.
Seattle, Washington
Received on Wednesday, 19 January 2000 17:12:38 GMT

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