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Re: Page validation (was RE: Testing web page accessibility by phone)

From: Nick Kew <nick@webthing.com>
Date: Wed, 29 May 2002 18:34:22 +0100 (BST)
To: John Foliot - bytown internet <foliot@bytowninternet.com>
cc: <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <20020529182945.P796-100000@fenris.webthing.com>

On Wed, 29 May 2002, John Foliot - bytown internet wrote:

> But what happens if the document has a doctype declaration, but the page
> does not validate to it?

This is depressingly common with defective authoring and publishing

>	  Is that page deamed accessible or not accessible?
> While the US Section 508 does not make this a manditory requirement, in
> Canada their accessibilty requirements for Federal Web Sites (part of the
> Common Look and Feel standards) requires compliancy to the WCAG Priority 1
> and 2 levels to pass muster (AA).

Obligatory plug: Use Page Valet for rigorous validation in the context
of an accessibility report.  Or, better, use Site Valet to monitor
your entire site and tell you when a problem is encountered.

Nick Kew

Available for contract work - Programming, Unix, Networking, Markup, etc.
Received on Wednesday, 29 May 2002 13:35:02 UTC

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