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RE: valid mark-up only priority 2!! WAS valid comments

From: Charles McCathieNevile <charles@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 12 Nov 2002 03:08:29 -0500 (EST)
To: Jukka Korpela <jukka.korpela@tieke.fi>
cc: WAI IG <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.30.0211120305040.14137-100000@tux.w3.org>

On Tue, 12 Nov 2002, Jukka Korpela wrote:

>The guideline for using valid markup (in the sense of checkpoint 3.2,
>which is actually much more than validity, since it requires the use
>of a "published DTD", effectively referring to the small set of DTDs
>published by the W3C) might, in rare cases, even conflict with
>accessibility.
>
In general I think what Jukka says is true, but would like to disagree on a
fairly small technical point. There is no reason not to publish your own DTD
and validate to that. And the modularisation work done on XHTML showed how
to include existing and widely-understood material such as the things in
W3C's HTML recommendations. The upshot of this is that where you have a
better DTD for accessibility you should use that - and this is the goal of
the work on XML...

cheers

Chaals
Received on Tuesday, 12 November 2002 03:08:31 GMT

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