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RE: XHTML from Microsoft Word

From: Jon Hanna <jon@spin.ie>
Date: Tue, 27 May 2003 12:17:49 +0100
To: "WAI Interest Group" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <NDBBLCBLIMDOPKMOPHLHIEOJFCAA.jon@spin.ie>

> Is anyone aware of a tool (preferably something that will run under a
> Unix-ish operating system) that can take the HTML created by Microsoft
> Word and turn it into clean, Accessible XHTML?
>
> My application is for a forum where agendae and minutes of meetings are
> recorded and posted to an otherwise-Accessible site.

I put a challenge before another list some time ago where I promised to
donate to the charity of choice of the person who managed to get valid HTML
out of Word. Nobody claimed the bet (although the most recent Mac version of
Word came pretty close) but some were able to get very good results by
putting their output through HTMLTidy
<http://www.w3.org/People/Raggett/tidy/>. If the original Word doc is pretty
simple then there should be little or no accessibility problems remaining to
deal with by hand.
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