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RE: DHTML Style Guide: http://dev.aol.com/dhtml_style_guide

From: John Foliot <foliot@wats.ca>
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2007 10:12:47 -0800
To: "'Evans, Donald'" <Donald.Evans@corp.aol.com>
Cc: <wai-xtech@w3.org>
Message-ID: <003e01c83db3$c7cadbe0$692742ab@Piglet>

Evans, Donald wrote:
> We have a new location for the working document.
> 
> Please bookmark: http://dev.aol.com/dhtml_style_guide
> 

I really wish we could at eat our own dog food (or at least serve it up).  

This document contains 399 code validation errors, including but not limited
to a DTD of XHTML 1.0 Strict and a navigation menu list that has open list
item elements (<li>), some <meta> tags closed (<meta name="robots"
content="index,follow" />) and others open (<meta name="Keywords"
content="Developer network, ..., boxley">) - images too (<img
src="/images/dev_aol_com.gif" alt="The AOL Developer Network" id="logo">),
and a javascript array inside the <body> element, which is not allowed,
along with (<script language="JavaScript">) with no "type" specified.  And
that's just a start.

I am pleased as punch that WCAG 2 is in Last Call, honest I am.  But until
that is the prescribed Recommendation or Guideline from the W3C, we are left
with WCAG 1, which clearly states that documents should validate to formal
published grammars (Priority 2, 3.2).

Given that this note was posted *exclusively* to a WAI list
(wai-xtech@w3.org), I suppose that the impact is minimal.  But it's hard
enough to have some people take us seriously (hello WHATWG) when we
ourselves cannot do simple things right.

Or am I just being cranky and pedantic this Thursday morning?

JF
Received on Thursday, 13 December 2007 18:13:08 GMT

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