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Re: xhtml valid logo's

From: Wayne Smith <wayne.smith@csun.edu>
Date: Fri, 11 Jan 2008 19:47:50 -0800
Message-ID: <47883866.70402@csun.edu>
To: www-validator@w3.org

Colleagues,

I've heard that phrase (or paraphrase) "Neither "XHTML" nor "Strict" 
helps anyone for accessibility" in many anecdotal contexts, although not 
necessarily on this particular email list however.

Does anyone have any good pointers to statistically rigorous research 
(or at least an attempt) to either support or refute that statement?

While I might agree that DTD or other Schema validation *per se* may not 
help directly, there might be one or more falsifiable hypotheses along 
the lines of (heuristic) help indirectly (e.g., learning effects between 
the similar or different types of authoring patterns, etc.)

I know this isn't an academic forum and I don't want to start a flame 
war.  But I wonder if it possible that we either don't know was the 
reliationship is (if any) or the multiple, repeated results that the 
scientific community typically prefers aren't yet widely published?

Best,

Wayne Smith
CSU Northridge

Andreas Prilop wrote:
> On Fri, 11 Jan 2008, jamie paterson wrote:
> 
>> make designers think about accessibility during the design process
>> My site is http://www.jdpweb.co.uk
> 
> For accessibility, remove everything with "px" from
>  http://www.jdpweb.co.uk/stylesheets/default.css
> 
> Neither "XHTML" nor "Strict" helps anyone for accessibility.
> 
Received on Saturday, 12 January 2008 03:48:26 GMT

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