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From: Charles McCathieNevile <charles@sidar.org>
Date: Thu, 22 Jul 2004 20:22:45 +0300
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Some weeks ago Geoff Deering started a thread on the upgrade done by The  
Age (the newspaper I happen to read). The upshot was that they had moved  
to table-free design, and were working towards real conformance to  
standards, but there were still a few implementation bugs.

They haven't got there yet - there are some major validity bugs which I  
suspect come from their content management system leaving in proprietary  
tags (BOD, and similar), some problems with getting elements and  
attributes in lower case as required by XHTML, and a few others.

I actually did a reasonably substantial evaluation (about 50 WCAG  
checkpoints) of the Front page [1], using Hera [2]. Although they don't  
meet any conformance level, they met about 3/4 of the checkpoints I tested  
at all priority levels, and some of the failures were not ones that would  
make a huge difference to users. (Some were, depending on what the user is  
looking for...). If anyone wants to see my detailed results, let me know.



Charles McCathieNevile     charles@sidar.org
Fundción Sidar             http://www.sidar.org
Received on Thursday, 22 July 2004 14:23:17 UTC

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