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Re: A New Accessibility Testing Tool


From: Holly Marie
Date: Mar 13, 2003 11:01AM

From: "Michael Burks" >
> There is a new test tool being worked on called Cynthia(tm). It may
> of interest to you. It is located at:
> It is being developed jointly by HiSoftware, ICDRI and The Internet
> Society Disability Chapter. Please give it a try and let us know what
> you think, and what problems you encounter. Please send comments,
> suggestions, and problem descriptions to <EMAIL REMOVED>

It looks like a very useful tool Michael.
Clear and easy to follow. I have not quite figured out a few things just
yet, but I will try and find some more information on those items.

I noticed one odd spot on the WCAG test and I set it to test for all 3
A page I loaded in, indeed had a linked external style sheet, though it
reported that styles were not used either inline, external, or styled

This might be a bug, and the page I tested was xhtml strict with
external linking
noted, thusly...
<link rel="StyleSheet" href="styles.css" type="text/css" />

And the top of the page did have the prologue line ...
and the strict DTD notation...

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Strict//EN"

this may or may not be a problem or trigger. One other difference or
possibility... my title had some
&middot; characters listed in the name.

still testing the checker or tool out, and I am not sure what the
difference between cynthia 1.0 mode and all the separate browser
versions are just yet. Though I will see how those work.


P.S. was this named after Cynthia Waddell ? just curious.

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