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Re: Validating Siebel pages with W3c

From: Wayne Smith <wayne.smith@csun.edu>
Date: Tue, 27 Oct 2009 15:12:37 -0700
Message-ID: <4AE77055.3050107@csun.edu>
CC: www-validator@w3.org
Ed,

What do you mean by "test an application"?

If you want reasonably strict conformance to ex ante, published 
standards, then HTML/CSS validation may be useful (but it still depends 
on your goal).

If you want reasonable conformance with Section 508/WCAG guidelines, 
then something akin to wave.webaim.org may be useful (but it still 
depends on your goal).

Best,

Wayne Smith, Ph.D.
California State University, Northridge

ednun.pourtahmasbi@accenture.com wrote:
> Hello, I wonder if you could help me.
> 
> I work for the Accenture consultancy group and am attempting to use the 
> Validator service to test an application we are developing in Siebel, 
> provided by Oracle.
> 
> Siebel is based on a web interface, but it is actually an incredibly 
> complex application with multiple parts to a page. I am totally blind 
> myself and use a screen reader, so naturally I have some experience in 
> these tests, but have never used it to test a page containing large 
> blocks of interactive content, each contained within a separate applet.
> 
>  
> 
> We are showing many errors at the moment, which I don't really 
> understand. I believe part of the problem is that when selecting source 
> code with "view Source", the Validator is only taking code from the 
> highlighted applet , rather than the whole page and is missing a lot of 
> information such as titles and headers.
> 
> Another problem we have is that Siebel uses nested frames to separate 
> the application out on screen and these appear to be causing issue.
> 
>  
> 
> Do you know if the Validator could be used to test a tool as complex as 
> this? has it ever been done before?
> 
>  
> 
> Happy to try and provide more context/errors if necessary but am 
> concerned the errors won't mean much by themselves.
> 
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> 
> Thanks.
> 
>  
> 
> Ed Pourtahmasbi
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