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New Perl module for XHTML

From: Matthew Smith <matt@kbc.net.au>
Date: Sun, 29 May 2005 13:22:52 +0930
Message-ID: <42993C94.3010304@kbc.net.au>
To: WAI Interest Group <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>

Hi All

I have just released a Perl module for creating XHTML <head></head>
content, with built-in support for the inclusion of Dublin Core
metadata.  This is a very light-weight alternative to CGI.pm, with which
I have struggled in the past when trying to get more than just name and
content into a meta element.

The module can operate as a CGI programme, or be used to write to a
file.  I've included a few accessibility features (other than producing
well-formed XHTML), including a mechanism to turn off the Doctype
declaration to catch out any mis-behaving evaluation tools.

Accessibility features forthcoming are:
* inclusion of a link related to DC::Accesibility
* link to EARL assertions about the document, once I figure out the
appropriate syntax for the link
* ability to include automatically links to W3C markup and CSS checkers
in page footer

Documentation is at:

Feedback and feature requests welcome.

I've only just done the upload to CPAN, so I don't know how long it will
take for it to appear in all indices and on all mirrors.
CPAN link: <http://search.cpan.org/~smiffy/>
Project page: <http://www.mss.cx/xhtmllite/>



Matthew Smith
South Australia
Received on Sunday, 29 May 2005 03:53:02 UTC

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