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R: Re : Influence of valid code on screen readers

From: Roberto Castaldo <r.castaldo@iol.it>
Date: Sun, 19 Jun 2005 19:08:34 +0200
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To: "'Maurizio Boscarol'" <maurizio@usabile.it>, "'Matt May'" <mcmay@w3.org>
Cc: <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>

Ciao Maurizio,

In tomorrow's web the new CMS will reach validation with little or no
Still, that will not guarantee accessible pages.

Roberto C:
Once again, nobody here is trying to say that code validation is the
guarantee for getting accessible pages, I thought it was clear for all of

You're right when you say that valid pages can have an poor markup code, but
this could be a valid issue only if we pretended to make equal valid code
and accessibility. 

What I'm trying to say is that valid code can be considered - by W3C working
groups making standards for the Web - as the only starting point on which a
developer can base its accessible pages.

We should fight tag soup, and evangelize about good structural and
semantically rich markup. 

Roberto C:
But tag soup is nothing but not valid code!
Moreover, we're WCAG WG, we're W3C and we should be careful with
definitions: it's easy to define valid code, any kind of Web policy (not
only WCAG) can use such a definition. But what about tag soup? How can we
fight against tag soup (which is not valid code) if we allow not valild code
(which is tag soup)?

My best regards, CIAO :-)

Roberto Castaldo
www.Webaccessibile.Org coordinator
IWA/HWG Member
Icq 178709294
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