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RE: the WAVE accessibility evaluator

From: Leonard R. Kasday <kasday@acm.org>
Date: Fri, 17 Mar 2000 12:33:28 -0500
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To: "Bruce Bailey" <bbailey@clark.net>
Cc: <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Thanks Bruce.

>1)      Selecting links (in the result) should bring up the WAVE processed
>version of the link.

Yes.  I put it on the wish list.  High priority I'd say.

>2)      Mark use of SCRIPT and show associated NOSCRIPT content (or highlight
>missing NOSCRIPT).  I think you could handle this in much the same way you
>deal with ALT content.  I think this would help expose when content is
>hidden in JavaScript rollover .GIFs.

Yes.  Another simple but useful thing to do.

>   Even better would be to have the WAVE
>processed version to display all "conditional" .GIFs -- but that might be a
>tougher challenge programmatically since you would have to start
>interpreting JavaScript.

Hmmm.  One simple thing would be to just put a warning on any <IMG> with an 
onmouseover attribute.  That tells the user to look at what happens and 
check if it's in the ALT or longdesc... or some other obvious place 
nearby.   Would that cover it?

I use one of those on my home page BTW, http://astro.temple.edu/~kasday


Leonard R. Kasday, Ph.D.
Institute on Disabilities/UAP, and
Department of Electrical Engineering
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