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Re: Bobby user checks

From: David Clark <david@davidsaccess.com>
Date: Thu, 22 Apr 2004 16:57:28 -0400
Message-Id: <AA1CF506-949F-11D8-B3D8-000A9595A6D4@davidsaccess.com>
Cc: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
To: Michael Cooper <michaelc@watchfire.com>

Michael,

You have been using that "in the future" refrain for over 5 years. 
Isn't it time for a new tune?

dc


On Apr 20, 2004, at 2:11 PM, Michael Cooper wrote:

>
> Hello - Bobby does not include validation simply because, while it is
> automatable, it is complex to deal with the multiple versions of HTML,
> character sets, HTML errors that might appear, etc. There are tools out
> there, including the free HTML validator from the W3C, that do a 
> better job
> than we could do unless we put considerable effort and money into it. 
> For
> now we have felt it would be better to focus our development efforts on
> other issues and encourage people to use other resources to complement 
> the
> Bobby evaluation. Integrated HTML validation is certainly something we 
> would
> like to do someday, and I am seeing a greater demand for that from our
> accessibility customers, so we may decide to offer this in the future.
>
> Michael
>
>> Does anyone know why Bobby includes WCAG1 checkpoint 3.2 in
>> user checks rather than in the automated tests?
>> Also, why A-Prompt and CynthiaSays don't seem to pick up
>> invalid mark-up?
>>
>
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>
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