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Re: Disability statistics

From: Vadim Plessky <lucy-ples@mtu-net.ru>
Date: Sun, 16 Dec 2001 16:57:22 +0000
Message-Id: <200112161407.fBGE7LH17815@post.cnt.ru>
To: David Woolley <david@djwhome.demon.co.uk>, w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
On Sunday 16 December 2001 10:02, David Woolley wrote:
|   >        Furthermore, nobody teaches accessible web design. No college
|   > student I know taking IT-related major with a web concentration has to
|   > learn accessible web design. And after college...why would the
|   > developers want to
|
|   I strongly suspect that a lot of places don't even teach valid HTML, or
|   any of the original philosophy behind HTML.  I don't know about specific
|   paid courses, but I was thumbing through a self teaching book on the

I can make even stronger statement.
"...A lot of places don't even teach Good Programming Pratice (like 
structural programming, data incapsulation, etc.) - as we have a lot of 
programmers in C, less in C++, and just a few people knowing how to program 
in Modula-2 or what is _Oberon_"

BTW: "valid HTML" is an oxymoron, IMO.
HTML4 is terrible broken and badly documented.
If you rephrase your statement as 
"a lot of places don't even teach XML" - it becames much more correct (and 
self-explaining)
There are places where teach HTML, or books about HTML.
In most cases, they teach 9or write) about *broken HTML*, even  without 
mentionig it.
Number of people who understand XML is much lower - just because you can't 
write *broken XML* and still get it interpreted/rendered, even with MS IE.
In addition to pure XML, you will have to study CSS as well - which is a task 
on its own :-)

|   European Computer Driving Licence, and the HTML example they had was
| badly (structurally broken) - I seem to remember that that one had the
| mistake that HEAD is a visible heading, not meta data, that is somewhat
| prevalent.

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