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Re: ADA compliance: ASP server-side scripting and text-only


From: Kynn Bartlett
Date: Dec 17, 2001 11:10AM

At 9:36 AM -0800 12/14/01, Scott, Angel wrote:
>Hello All,
>I would like to work on a site and make the content as ADA compliant
>as possible with the following restriction posed by the W3C:

I don't believe that ADA compliance is defiend by the W3C. You
might want to say, "I want to make my web site compliant with
WCAG" or "I want to make my web site more accessible," but to the best
of my knowledge there is no such thing as a firm list of "ADA
compliance" as there is for Section 508 compliance.

This is a common mistake and it is important to understand the legal
ramifications of web accessibility, so I'm not just nitpicking here.

Now, to answer the question, the WCAG guideline you refer to about
scripting is only for client-side scripting technologies. Server-
side scripts which produce HTML, such as ASP, are not covered. The
requirement on those is to produce _accessible_ HTML. It does not
matter to the browser (nor to the guidelines) how that HTML is

- --Kynn

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