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#LC-463 Proposed Resolution

From: Gregg Vanderheiden <gv@trace.wisc.edu>
Date: Tue, 16 May 2006 17:12:19 -0500
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Alexandre Alapetite       Fri 4/28/2006     


Conformance claims                  



" While many accessibility criteria can hardly be formalised to be
automatically checked by a validator, some of them can.

Previous attempts have been made to formalise some of WCAG 1.0, such as the
W3C "Web Content Accessibility Checking Service"
[http://www.w3.org/2000/07/eval43/] using Schematron
[http://www.w3.org/2000/07/eval43/wai.xml] or the more advanced Petr
Nalevka's "Relaxed validator" [http://badame.vse.cz/validator/] using Relax
NG with embedded Schematron

Proposed Change 

Propose some schemas for checking some of the accessibility rules in (at
least) HTML documents (using e.g. XML Schema, Relax NG, Schematron) checking
for the criteria that can be formalised. Relax NG + Schematron is imho a
good candidate.            


Proposed resolution from Team A 

Not Accept

This is a recommendation for a method for checking content for conformance,
not a success criteria for conformance.   The Working Group is not requiring
that authors use any particular technique or tools for determining
conformance.   We believe this comment is best directed to the Evaluation
and Repair Tools Working Group







Gregg C Vanderheiden Ph.D. 
Professor - Depts of Ind. Engr. & BioMed Engr.
Director - Trace R & D Center 
University of Wisconsin-Madison 
< <http://trace.wisc.edu/> http://trace.wisc.edu/> FAX 608/262-8848  

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