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

From: Evans, Donald <Donald.Evans@corp.aol.com>
Date: Wed, 19 Dec 2007 14:04:44 -0500
Message-ID: <1D65257B9F22C84F89F812FB1C24CA8DC35924@EXCHNVA02.ad.office.aol.com>
To: "John Foliot" <foliot@wats.ca>, <wai-xtech@w3.org>

This points out one of my main issues I have with WCAG.  The issue of
the aggregator. 

You seem to think that because the errors are coming from an iFrame
provided by Google you are in some way relieved of the responsibility.
In fact under the WCAG 2 guidelines you are not.  Although we have added
a "Partial Conformance Claim" to WCAG 2, any error is considered to be
your problem because the URL is your domain.

I don't agree with this position, and I am impressed with the level of
conformance you have achieved.


-----Original Message-----
From: wai-xtech-request@w3.org [mailto:wai-xtech-request@w3.org] On
Behalf Of John Foliot
Sent: Thursday, December 13, 2007 7:27 PM
To: wai-xtech@w3.org
Subject: RE: DHTML Style Guide: http://dev.aol.com/dhtml_style_guide

Evans, Donald wrote:
> Maybe we can share that can of dog food?
> http://www.wats.ca
> This page is not Valid XHTML 1.0 Strict!
> Failed validation, 13 Errors
> http://validator.w3.org/check?uri=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.wats.ca%2F&charset=
> %2
> 8detect+automatically%29&doctype=Inline&group=0

First, apologies to Don, whom I called Dan in my diatribe to Mr.
Sorry Don.

Second, validation results for WATS.ca previously posted as HTML rich
email "screen capture" was provided by the Firefox HTML Validator
plug-in, developed by Marc Gueury
[http://users.skynet.be/mgueury/mozilla/], which is "...based on Tidy
and OpenSP. Both algorithms were originally developed by the Web
Consortium W3C. And now extended and improved by a lot of persons.
Both algorithms are embedded inside Mozilla/Firefox and makes the
validation locally on your machine, without sending  HTML to a third
party server." 

It appears that the plug-in (which shows my content as validating, but
the code being generated by the GoogleAds block causing the validation
errors) and the W3C validator have some disagreement over some of my
authored source code, and I will investigate further.

Received on Wednesday, 19 December 2007 19:05:07 UTC

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