W3C home > Mailing lists > Public > w3c-wai-ig@w3.org > January to March 2005

RE: Serving XHTML as XML

From: Bailey, Bruce <Bruce.Bailey@ed.gov>
Date: Thu, 24 Feb 2005 08:51:37 -0500
Message-ID: <CCDBDCBFA650F74AA88830D4BACDBAB5076DE042@wdcrobe2m02.ed.gov>
To: "w3c wai ig" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Cc: "Jesper Tverskov" <jesper.tverskov@mail.tele.dk>

One thing I would like to add to this XHTML1 versus HTML4 discussion is that the only commercially available Braille translation program with significant market share, Duxbury, doesn't handle XHTML well at all.  If it tries to process an XHTML file directly it does things like treat the doctype and other HEAD elements as text.  I am not clear if it processes the rest of BODY with the same rules it uses for HTML.

For the record, DBT handling of HTML is less robust than I care for.  For example, I just learned this week that OL isn't supported even though UL is.  Embedded style sheet content (in HEAD of course) needs to be commented out (just like people had to do before the version 3x browsers) or it is treated as text.

The most popular competitor to DBT, NFBtrans, is free, but it only handles ASCII.
Received on Thursday, 24 February 2005 13:52:10 GMT

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.2.0+W3C-0.50 : Tuesday, 19 July 2011 18:14:19 GMT