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Re:W3C, not spam, was... Weather Report: Request for Appraisal

From: Access Systems <accessys@smart.net>
Date: Wed, 15 Sep 2004 08:57:18 -0400 (EDT)
To: Matthew Smith <matt@kbc.net.au>
cc: WAI Interest Group <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.58.0409150854001.25327@smart.net>

On Wed, 15 Sep 2004, Matthew Smith wrote:

two comments.

.  change the subject line, I deleted it and had to go back and find it
when I realized it wasn't actually spam

.  WAHOO a real weather report type of software that actually works on
Lynx. (I love open source!)  one minor suggestion,.is there any way to
seperate the temps by a couple spaces at least, they just run together.
readable but awkward.

Bob
who really didn't need to know how warm the dog was.  ;8*}}}}


> I have been working with some software that generates weather reports from
> various data held in a MySQL database.  The software produces a static HTML page
> that may be uploaded to a web server.
>
> The HTML produced by the software was rather haphazard and messy, so I have been
> re-writing the appropriate parts of the software to generate valid XHTML 1.0
> strict, formatted with valid CSS, that is as accessible as possible.
>
> Having run the code through the W3C HTML and CSS validators and then through
> AccessValet and Bobby, I believe that I have something which has the beginnings
> of being accessible.  I respectfully submit the following for your consideration:
> <http://www.mss.cx/current_weather.html>
>
> One of the major stumbling points was the automatic refresh.  We've been through
> that one on this list recently and I have found a reasonable solution, but only
> for pages generated on-the-fly.  I have applied a very simple JavaScript
> solution to this static page.  If JavaScript is not there, you don't get an
> auto-refresh facility.  If JavaScript is there, you have the means to turn
> auto-refresh on and off.
>
> Comments on this technique and the page in general would be appreciated.  As the
> original software is Open Source, I will re-release it as such when I've
> finished working on it.
>
> Cheers
>
> M
>
>

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