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Re: SCR21

From: Christophe Strobbe <christophe.strobbe@esat.kuleuven.be>
Date: Tue, 09 Jun 2009 10:39:43 +0200
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At 14:06 8/06/2009, Andi Snow-Weaver wrote:

>In SCR21, the test procedure says "Examine the source code and check 
>that the new content is not created using document.write(), 
>innerHTML, outerHTML, innerText or outerText."
>Some of the evaluation tools are flagging any use of these functions 
>as non-compliant with WCAG 2.0. But I don't think this is a correct 
>interpretation. It is only a failure if the intent was to use the 
>technique "Using functions of the Document Object Model (DOM) to add 
>content to a page". We don't have a failure technique around the use 
>of document.write(), innterHTML, etc.
>Perhaps we need to add a technique that demonstrates the correct use 
>of these functions.

Such a technique might be perceived as encouraging the use of these 
non-DOM methods and as a step back for standards-based development. 
Instead of creating a technique for these functions, can we add a 
note to SCR21?

Best regards,


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