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checklink and javascript: URI scheme (was Re: Code: 501 Protocol scheme 'javascript' is not supported)

From: Hugo Haas <hugo@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 27 Mar 2001 08:11:04 -0500
To: www-validator@w3.org
Cc: shannonb@xilinx.com, w3c-wai-er-ig@w3.org
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* Hugo Haas <hugo@w3.org> [2001-03-26 18:25-0500]
> The link checker does not support the javascript: scheme[1].
> 
> Also, note that the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines[2] using
> "javascript:" links[3] makes your document not accessible; this is a
> priority[4] 1 checkpoint:
> 
>    [Priority 1]
>           A Web content developer must satisfy this checkpoint.
>           Otherwise, one or more groups will find it impossible to access
>           information in the document. Satisfying this checkpoint is a
>           basic requirement for some groups to be able to use Web
>           documents.

The link checker[5] now informs users that they must change a
'javascript:' link, referencing the Web Content Accessibility
Guidelines 1.0[2] and the Techniques for Web Content Accessibility
Guidelines 1.0[6].

See [7] for an example.

  1. http://developer.netscape.com/docs/manuals/js/client/jsref/index.htm
  2. http://www.w3.org/TR/1999/WAI-WEBCONTENT-19990505/
  3. http://www.w3.org/TR/1999/WAI-WEBCONTENT-19990505/#tech-scripts
  4. http://www.w3.org/TR/1999/WAI-WEBCONTENT-19990505/#priorities
  5. http://validator.w3.org/checklink
  6. http://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG10-TECHS/
  7. http://validator.w3.org/checklink?uri=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.w3.org%2F2001%2F03%2Fjavascript-link-test.html&depth=&submit=Check
  8. http://www.w3.org/WAI/ER/IG/
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