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Re: ACollab Work Groups 1.1 Content accessible?

From: David Woolley <david@djwhome.demon.co.uk>
Date: Tue, 15 Jun 2004 07:22:40 +0100 (BST)
Message-Id: <200406150622.i5F6Mel01059@djwhome.demon.co.uk>
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org

> There is a tool to conver Microsoft Office documents to
> accessible valid HTML.

How does it handle images, in particular Windows Metafile images?  One
of the long standing problems with the HTML based browsing technologies
is that there is no vector graphics format that can be relied upon
by authors (SVG is not implemented by IE, and seems to have wandered
off to become a Flash competitor, but MSWord has had a vector image
format for a very long time, even if its authoring support has, some
times, been poor).

How does it handle MSWord documents that are not structurally marked up?
I believe these cause problems for PDF tagging as well.  (It is not
uncommon for people to tab round line ends, and almost universal for them
not to use the built in styles for headings, etc.)
Received on Tuesday, 15 June 2004 02:44:02 UTC

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