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Re: CSS name / id

From: Jukka K. Korpela <jkorpela@cs.tut.fi>
Date: Fri, 31 Jan 2003 21:00:51 +0200 (EET)
To: Jonathan Chetwynd <j.chetwynd@btinternet.com>
cc: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.GSO.4.50.0301312050350.28818-100000@korppi.cs.tut.fi>

On Fri, 31 Jan 2003, Jonathan Chetwynd wrote:

> I'm concerned that personal style sheets will never be able to replace
> author created 'name' tag type in a coherent fashion.
> as opposed to say H1
>
> Is there a guideline around this.

Guideline 3 says:
"Use markup and style sheets and do so properly.  Mark up documents with
the proper structural elements."
http://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG10/#gl-structure-presentation
And checkpoint 3.5 specifically says: "3.5 Use header elements to convey
document structure and use them according to specification."

> peepo uses it plenty.

As the first remedy, they should put the <img> element that is intended to
act as a main heading inside <h1> markup, e.g.
<h1><img src="drivethru5/Res/pussy.gif" alt="The PEEPO Home Page"
title="The PEEPO Home Page" class="tools" /></h1>
(and drop the pointless and potentially risky <a>...</a> markup)
at http://www.peepo.com/ . On other pages, the <h1> markup should surround
other elements, of course. This should not harm in any way those people
who only view the images.

I think pages that aim at accessibility should be exemplary in
accessibility, even if they are primarily intended for people with a
specific disability.

-- 
Jukka "Yucca" Korpela, http://www.cs.tut.fi/~jkorpela/
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