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Re: HTML 4.x or XHTML for accessibility

From: David Poehlman <poehlman1@comcast.net>
Date: Tue, 18 Jun 2002 06:06:14 -0400
To: jonathan chetwynd <j.chetwynd@btinternet.com>, Simon White <simon.white@jkd.co.uk>, "WAI List (E-mail)" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
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If it is not rendered, it would seem the author would know before
nnouncing it to the world.

----- Original Message -----
From: "jonathan chetwynd" <j.chetwynd@btinternet.com>
To: "Simon White" <simon.white@jkd.co.uk>; "WAI List (E-mail)"
Sent: Tuesday, June 18, 2002 4:16 AM
Subject: Re: HTML 4.x or XHTML for accessibility

my answers are never very authoritative, however i imagine that in an
world xhtml will be more accessible, as xml is the future, and xhtml is
step in the direction of xml.

My most serious concern regarding xhtml, and xml (and this future), is
code that has errors will not be rendered, try amaya.
This is bl*** awful for anyone with dyslexia, learning difficulties,
typos or other problems, as most would I think prefer some page rather
no page.



----- Original Message -----
From: "Simon White" <simon.white@jkd.co.uk>
To: "WAI List (E-mail)" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Sent: Tuesday, June 18, 2002 9:00 AM
Subject: HTML 4.x or XHTML for accessibility

> Hello all,
> I have a rather interesting question to pose, and it is one that I
seem to find a definitive answer for. Can anyone on the list provide me
some help with the following question?
> Which is best for accessibility: HTML 4.x or XHTML standards?
> IF anyone knows if there is an answer to this then is it also possible
scour everyone's brains for reasons why one is preferred above another.
> Thank you in anticipation
> Simon
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