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RE: Bobby user checks

From: Scarlett Julian <Julian.Scarlett@sheffield.gov.uk>
Date: Thu, 22 Apr 2004 07:58:36 +0100
Message-ID: <92EDB2FD9A725A478A251D9049E76AFC10C08A@msmxs01.sheffield.gov.uk>
To: "'w3c-wai-ig@w3.org'" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jewett, Jim J [mailto:jim.jewett@eds.com]
> Sent: 21 April 2004 17:59
> To: 'Scarlett Julian'; w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
> Subject: RE: Bobby user checks
> > My worry is that those developers (who should know
> > better but apparently don't) that run Bobby to assess
> > the accessibility of their developments are ignoring
> > the user checks, one of which refers to the need to
> > validate to a published formal grammar.
> So the real issue is default interface.

No, actually the real issue is people thinking that they can run automated testing tools and ignore WCAG checkpoints that aren't covered by automated testing ;-) The fact that the way Bobby (and others) is set up does nothing to discourage that behaviour just exacerbates the problem.


ps if I post to a public list then a reply back to the same list is fine. I don't need a cc sent to me personally. If you do I end up with two copies of the same message.

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