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Can the W3C HML validaor send email when the page becomes invalid (was Re: WWW: Interoperability Crisis?)

From: Brian Kelly <b.kelly@ukoln.ac.uk>
Date: Mon, 22 Jan 2001 16:28:12 -0000
Message-ID: <092101c08490$50d1fcf0$d513268a@ukoln.ac.uk>
To: David Peaslee <peasleed@lanecc.edu>, w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
David Peaslee sent this message to the <www-html@w3.org> and
<www-talk@w3.org> lists.

A reason not to have a text-only page is the difficulty on maintaining
separate resources.

Looking at the page referred to in the message, I notice that it has an
XHTML Valid icon, and is linked back to the W3C's XHTML validator (and the
page is still valid).

I suspect that many pages which started off valid become corrupted when they
are updated.

Would it be worthwhile suggesting to W3C (and other organisations such as
CAST) that these validation services could ask for the email address of a
page author, and periodically check that a page is still valid, and send
email if it's not.

There are similar services which will send email if a page contains broken
links.

There is a business model for providing subscriber-funded services - and
probably not too much software development work needed to develop a free
one.

Brian
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----- Original Message -----
From: "David Peaslee" <peasleed@lanecc.edu>
To: <bmilloy@interlog.com>; <WStreett@mail.monmouth.com>; <chas@munat.com>;
<aswartz@swartzfam.com>
Cc: <sean@mysterylights.com>; <www-html@w3.org>; <www-talk@w3.org>
Sent: Monday, January 22, 2001 4:06 PM
Subject: RE: WWW: Interoperability Crisis?


I author a web page that uses both HTML and a text only page using XHTML.
http://www.lanecc.edu/disability/disabled.htm
Why can you not add a text only page for users who are needing to access
informaton from your internet page?

David Peaslee, AT tech
Disability Services
Lane Community College
4000 E 30th Ave
Eugene, OR 97405
(541) 747-4501 x 2150
peasleed@lanecc.edu

>>> "Charles F. Munat" <chas@munat.com> 01/21/01 12:57PM >>>
Wilbur Streett:
"If you want to help the blind do it yourself, don't force the burden onto
others."


So he should go to all the owners of web sites whose pages are inaccessible
to the blind and offer his services for free? Let's see, if he can fix one
site a day, he'll be finished in, oh... where's my calculator. Hmmm. Well! I
guess he'll never finish.

What exactly are you recommending, Mr. Streett?

Charles F. Munat,
Seattle, Washington
Received on Monday, 22 January 2001 11:31:04 GMT

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