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Re: conformance checker for HTML+ARIA?

From: Michael(tm) Smith <mike@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 30 Sep 2008 22:19:40 +0900
To: David Dorward <david@dorward.me.uk>
Cc: Steven Faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>, Chris Wilson <Chris.Wilson@microsoft.com>, Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org>, www-archive <www-archive@w3.org>, Al Gilman <Alfred.S.Gilman@ieee.org>, W3C WAI-XTECH <wai-xtech@w3.org>, www-validator@w3.org
Message-ID: <20080930131940.GD22750@toro.w3.mag.keio.ac.jp>

Hi David,

> @2008-09-30 12:22 +0100:
> Michael(tm) Smith wrote:
> > That said, there's nothing blocking anybody interested in pursuing
> > the idea of producing a DTD for HTML 4.01 + ARIA and negotiating
> > with the validator.w3.org maintainers to add support for it.
> A DTD is a DTD. The validator works with DTDs, explicit support doesn't
> need to be added. (Although, if its popular, it might be worth adding it
> to the local catalogue (for speed) and the list of possible Doctype
> overrides).

So is there anything preventing you from drafting up a DTD and
asking the validator.w3.org maintainers to add it (marked
"experimental" or something in the "Document Type" select list in
the validator.w3.org UI)?

Based on what Aaron said, it seems like the need is somewhat
urgent, and doing that would help to meet that need.

At the same time, you could write up an actual spec along with the
DTD and put the spec forward for review among those that have been
involved in the work so far.

  --Mike

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Received on Tuesday, 30 September 2008 13:20:22 GMT

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