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Re: Discussion: How to weight different accessibility warnings?

From: Kynn Bartlett <kynn@idyllmtn.com>
Date: Tue, 5 Feb 2002 17:58:03 -0800
Message-Id: <a0510100fb8863d92ba9a@[]>
To: Nick Kew <nick@webthing.com>, <w3c-wai-er-ig@w3.org>
At 1:49 AM +0000 2/6/02, Nick Kew wrote:
>For example, presentational HTML will generate
>a message "Use CSS for layout and presentation" at WCAG-AA or higher.
>(http://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG10/#tech-style-sheets), but the "border"
>attribute is low-confidence (IMO it's not really harmful and it
>does have legit. uses as a browser workaround) while other
>presentational things will generate higher-confidence warnings.

Do you also check the CSS to see if the markup is redundant?  I don't
think that redundant presentational HTML should be considered an
accessibility error for cases like @border or the color attributes
on <body>.  As you say, it's a valid browser workaround. Which
presentational markup is considered harmful even if CSS is used?


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Received on Tuesday, 5 February 2002 20:59:06 UTC

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