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Re: Dutch ministerial decision on accessibility of government websites

From: Christopher Hoffman <christopher.a.hoffman@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 8 Mar 2007 17:15:58 -0500
Message-ID: <61682a40703081415s544b168fo438797e7fb9c2e19@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Christophe Strobbe" <christophe.strobbe@esat.kuleuven.be>, "WAI Interest Group list" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>

On 3/7/07, Christophe Strobbe <christophe.strobbe@esat.kuleuven.be> wrote:

> I'm surprised this hasn't been mentioned in this list: on 1 September
> 2006, the Dutch minister of the Interior and Kingdom Relations
> published a "ministerial decision" on the quality of the national
> government's websites.
> A few hightlights:
> 7.3: don't use d-links.
> 8.21: serve files with the appropriate MIME type.
> [People have argued that this rules out XHTML 1.0 because it's MIME
> type is not supported by a dominant browser.]

Neither is the longdesc attribute, which is the proposed alternative
to using d-links.

Received on Thursday, 8 March 2007 22:16:08 UTC

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