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Re: What generates a .cfm page?

From: Charles McCathieNevile <charles@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 14 Oct 1999 18:01:27 -0400 (EDT)
To: Marti <marti47@MEDIAONE.NET>
cc: webmaster@dors.sailorsite.net, "'Web Accessibility Initiative'" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>, bfrueh@allaire.com
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.10.9910141750590.5873-100000@tux.w3.org>
Cold Fusion is a piece of server-side software that allows web pages to be
dynamically generated from a database. This is the same kind of thing that is
now also done by quite a lot of server software - Domino, Active Server
Pages, PHP scripting, etc.

In the case of Cold Fusion it is easy enough to write by hand, and can be
used to create any kind of page, from completely inaccessible to completely
accessible - I have used it for building a picture gallery with extensive
alternative content as a demonstration of an accessible site, and for
buidling an accessible payroll data entry system.

There is also a product called "Cold Fusion Studio", which is an authoring
tool for producing cold fusion pages.

Cold fusion provides, and I believe Cold Fusion Studio makes extensive use
of, a number of java applets, scripts, etc. for producing pages to use with
Cold Fusion.

This is more likely to be the problem, and if you can get the developers to
commit to producing accessible pages they can do it with Cold Fusion.


Charles McCathieNevile

On Thu, 14 Oct 1999, Marti wrote:

  CMF pages are generated by Cold Fusion Software - it is both a web server
  and a development environment. If they are into that you may not have any
  luck with accessibility issues.
  I should note that SETI-search, an engine designed for accessibility has had
  some traffic from that web site - somebody either needs it or just likes the
Received on Thursday, 14 October 1999 18:01:29 UTC

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