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Re: QUESTION: use of javascript to comply with Sect 508

From: Beth Skwarecki <skwareea@screech.cs.alfred.edu>
Date: Thu, 4 Jan 2001 10:19:09 -0500
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Message-ID: <20010104101909.C3913@cs.alfred.edu>
> What about [ ... ] client-side validation before
> submitting a form? As far as I can tell, that's not disallowed by 508.

Your server-side validation will provide the same functionality and
"content". You *are* validating your input server-side, right?

> Here's the text:
> (l) When pages utilize scripting languages to display content, or to create
> interface elements, the information provided by the script shall be
> identified with functional text that can be read by assistive technology. 
  [identification, not an equivalent?]

That sounds like it would be valid just to have text saying "if you can't
see this DHTML menu, you're missing a really nice DHTML menu. Goodbye."
Surely that's not what they mean?! 

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