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XML Schema SE documents inaccessible

From: Bjoern Hoehrmann <derhoermi@gmx.net>
Date: Fri, 29 Oct 2004 23:17:47 +0200
To: www-xml-schema-comments@w3.org
Message-ID: <4190b095.375129968@smtp.bjoern.hoehrmann.de>

Dear XML Schema Working Group,

  http://www.w3.org/TR/2004/REC-xmlschema-0-20041028/
  http://www.w3.org/TR/2004/REC-xmlschema-1-20041028/
  http://www.w3.org/TR/2004/REC-xmlschema-2-20041028/

All these documents are horribly inconsistent with the observations in
<http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/#guidelines>, they use syntax such as <p/>
or <a/> which is not compatible with HTML user agents; for some things
it might not be possible to note visual differences, but various
assistive technologies break when confroted with such markup, e.g. the
thread

  http://groups.google.com/groups?selm=7n13605024figsokutl2qdsncpdfbk2g3a@4ax.com

discusses such a problem. So these documents are likely much less
accessible than they should and could be, and 

  http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml-media-types/

discourages delivering such documents using the text/html type. There is
an experimental tool at

  http://qa-dev.w3.org/~bjoern/appendix-c/validator/

that helps to find such flaws, further HTML Tidy

  http://tidy.sourceforge.net/

will help to fix the documents. Please correct these flaws as soon as
possible.

regards.
Received on Friday, 29 October 2004 21:18:29 GMT

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