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Re: Validation in WCAG 2

From: Joe Clark <joeclark@joeclark.org>
Date: Wed, 18 Aug 2004 16:12:56 +0000 (UTC)
To: WAI-IG <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.60.0408181611020.19685@aristotle.multipattern.com>

>> But there are also some problems in the validation-issue. It is easy to 
>> make the transitional versions of HTML and XHTML validate but not that 
>> easy if you opt for "strict" or XHTML 1.1.

"Strict" does not mean "an entirely new language." It merely means 
"purer." I suppose it is in some way more difficult to use Strict 
DOCTYPEs, but not by a huge margin.

By far the most important thing is valid code. The flavour is less 
important, because the factors that distinguish valid code from tag soup 
*are identical in all valid pages*.

>  Personally I would like to see "validation" replaced with "Prior to
>  attempting a compliancy check against WCAG, ensure that all markup and
>  style languages in use are syntactically valid".

A fabulous idea.


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