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Re: Google Adsense code is not valid and not accessible

From: Jon Hanna <jon@hackcraft.net>
Date: Mon, 30 Jan 2006 16:21:59 +0000
Message-ID: <43DE3D27.6060809@hackcraft.net>
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org

Jim Ley wrote:
> On 1/28/06, David Woolley <david@djwhome.demon.co.uk> wrote:
>>>The rules of affiliate program doesn't allow to modify code in pages, =
>>>so.. How can I do?
>>Pragmatically, I would say that if the degraded version is no more of a
>>bar to accessibility of the primary content than the fully functional
>>version, you should consider it to part of Google's site, rather than
>>yours, and only consider the accessibility implications of having adverts
>>at all.  If the advertiser or Google has compromised the accessibility
>>of their advertising, without affecting your content, it is their problem.
> Unfortunately many checkers assume that because there's a <script>
> element in the source that there has to be a <noscript> element, this
> is completely at variance to reality, indeed noscript is more likely
> an indication of in-accessibility, as it means the author hasn't
> considered that their script might fail.
> I expect this is the problem the OP is having, and it should be a
> reason to pick another accessibility tool.

The validity of a page which uses document.write or similar depends on 
the page being valid both before and after such code has executed. This 
is not the case with adsense the last time I looked at the generated code.
Received on Monday, 30 January 2006 16:20:21 UTC

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