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RE: UK Government Web Guidelines

From: Harry Woodrow <harrry@email.com>
Date: Wed, 30 Jan 2002 19:30:49 +0800
To: "Simon White" <simon.white@jkd.co.uk>, "Tom Gilder" <w3c@tom.me.uk>, <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Some of the points people have commented on also seem to have been covered
to some degree in other sections of these guidelines.  THey cover much more
than Accessibility but some of the other issues are covered under other
sections,such as the HTML section.

It would probably be fairest to take the guidelines as a whole rather than
just scanning one section.

Harry Woodrow

-----Original Message-----
From: w3c-wai-ig-request@w3.org [mailto:w3c-wai-ig-request@w3.org]On
Behalf Of Simon White
Sent: Wednesday, 30 January 2002 7:17 PM
To: Tom Gilder; w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Subject: RE: UK Government Web Guidelines

Dear All,
This document has been out to consultation to those who contacted Tom Adams
at the E-Envoy's office of the UK government. I am one of those. I think
that it is a good idea that these types of guidelines have been put
together, proving that at least the UK government is getting behind
accessibility for its own websites. I would suggest that instead of mocking
the guidelines here (as it seems some have) the "suggestions" that have been
made should be forwarded to the relevant people so that your comments can be
evaluated and used to drive this type of guideline forward. Better to be
proactive than comedic, I think...

Simon White

-----Original Message-----
From: Tom Gilder [mailto:w3c@tom.me.uk]
Sent: Wednesday, January 30, 2002 11:05
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Subject: Re: UK Government Web Guidelines

On Wednesday, January 30, 2002, 3:08:09 AM, you wrote:
> The UK Government has a draft set of guidelines for UK
> Government web sites

Er, is it just me - or did these guidelines not used to be followed
exactly until MS took over development of the sites?

> There is no HTML version.

"Use HTML as the default information format"

That's a classic :)

> One alarming extract from the accessibility section
> 'All important images must have an 'alt' attribute and
> value'

I'm guessing they mean <input type="image" />...

> Feedback goes to
> webguidelines@cabinet-office.x.gsi.gov.uk

Good that they've at least got some document up - and in all it isn't
that bad. Clear, easy to follow and quite practical - might point a
few people at it.

Tom Gilder

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