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RE: CSS and accessibility

From: Christophe Strobbe <christophe.strobbe@esat.kuleuven.be>
Date: Mon, 08 Aug 2005 20:00:43 +0200
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Dear Elizabeth,

At 19:32 8/08/2005, Elizabeth J. Pyatt wrote:

>Terry Dean wrote
>>That page has 74 validation errors which doesn't help either.
>Most of which are because I have to use ACRONYM instead of the "desired" 
>ABBR which is not consistently supported across all browsers (I checked).

Most of the errors have nothing to do with the choice of the acronym 
element but with misspelling the element name (acronymn) and omitting end 
tags. And I don't think that
     <acronym title="C S S">CSS</acronym>
     <acronym title="C S S"></acronym>
     <acronymn title="open tag">&lt;</acronym>
are examples of the intended use.


>But thanks for reminding me of the difference between accessibility 
>compliance and standards compliance.
>P.S. The site does pass "Cynthia Says" Section 508 and W3C Level 1, 
>linearization tests, the zoom test and color tests. And it's cross 
>platform compatible.
>Elizabeth J. Pyatt, Ph.D.
>Instructional Designer
>Education Technology Services, TLT/ITS
>Penn State University
>ejp10@psu.edu, (814) 865-0805 or (814) 865-2030 (Main Office)
>210 Rider Building II
>227 W. Beaver Avenue
>State College, PA   16801-4819

Christophe Strobbe
K.U.Leuven - Departement of Electrical Engineering - Research Group on 
Document Architectures
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