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RE: HTML 4.x or XHTML for accessibility

From: John Morse <John.Morse@uk.circle.com>
Date: Tue, 18 Jun 2002 10:54:45 +0100
Message-ID: <FF919147E378D411B3C300508B1046D301AAB2CB@GOATS>
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org

>> If a page has a small error (and they do creep in from time-to-time, 
>>especially
>>if you let other people edit a page), then giving the user an error would
be
>>very annoying.

solution
test it before the user sees it


John Morse
Technical Strategist
EURO RSCG Circle
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-----Original Message-----
From: Tom Gilder [mailto:w3c@tom.me.uk]
Sent: 18 June 2002 10:35
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Subject: Re: HTML 4.x or XHTML for accessibility



On Tuesday, June 18, 2002, 10:24:23 AM, Andrew McFarland wrote:
> > My most serious concern regarding xhtml, and xml (and this future), is
> > that code that has errors will not be rendered
> 
> Surely this is a good thing?

For web standards? Yes.
For end users? No.

If a page has a small error (and they do creep in from time-to-time,
especially
if you let other people edit a page), then giving the user an error would be
very annoying.

This won't happen in the short term as most XHTML is sent as text/html, so
will
still be sent through HTML4 parsers.

I feel browsers should detect XHTML, and parse it through an XML parser. If
that
errors, tell the user there's an error but then still attempt to parse it
through a HTML4 parser.

-- 
Tom Gilder
http://tom.me.uk/


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