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Re: Block Links & Other Validation Issues in XHTML 1.0 Transitional


From: Steve Faulkner
Date: Feb 25, 2016 5:01AM

Hi Dennis first question is why use XHTML transitional doctype and not
HTML5 doctype?

use of XHTML doctype offers no practical benefits and only makes finding
HTML conformance errors that need to be fixed, to improve user experience,
harder to find.



Current Standards Work @W3C

On 25 February 2016 at 11:55, Dennis Deacon < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:

> We use block links throughout our website for advertisements, offers, etc.
> I've recently learned that block links are officially only supported
> starting with HTML5. So while the web browser handles them fine
> (seemingly), and only irritate screen reader users (unfortunately), this
> technically fails validation. How does this relate to the "R" in WCAG's
> POUR principles (Robust)?
> I see mention that under parsing, web pages should validate, with the HTML
> conforming to specifications. Block links under a XHTML doctype would fail
> this. Does this mean these pages fail compliance (especially if mandated)?
> Additionally, if a page has validation errors, would this be an
> accessibility compliance concern?
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