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Re: web accessiblity - how to vildate JSP page

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From: Jared Smith
Date: Jun 28, 2007 9:10AM


On 6/28/07, John Foliot wrote:
> WCAG Priority 2: 3.2 "Create documents that validate to published formal
> grammars."
> [http://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG10/wai-pageauth.html#tech-identify-grammar]
>
> Does not this then make it relevant?

Relevant to WCAG 1.0? Yes. Relevant to accessibility? Probably not. At
least nobody has yet proven that incorrect case in a DOCTYPE renders a
page inaccessible. And don't make me bring up the unencoded ampersands
thing, John. ;-) Like I said, I didn't want to go there. But now that
we are there, here are a few resources:

John's article on the topic:
http://www.wats.ca/show.php?contentid=38

The only (though quite extreme) case I've seen of invalid code *alone*
causing accessibility issues:
http://alastairc.ac/2006/06/invalid-html-interfering-with-accessibility

Our fairly thorough discussion on the topic a few months ago:
http://www.webaim.org/discussion/mail_thread.php?thread=3271

Jared