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Re: No Plug-Ins on Page, but Validator Thinks So


From: Christian Heilmann
Date: Apr 29, 2005 9:41AM

>Hello and thanks again.
>> With your help (a reply came in minutes!) the earlier problem was
>> fixed. I have one last hurdle to clear for 508 validation.
>> The validator thinks that I have plug-ins required on my page: I don't
>> believe that any plug-ins are needed to see my page, or anything
>> linked to my page.

Just check at the line number the validator throws up. Actually it is
more important to make sure the visitors can use your page, not that
you satisfy a validator. Both WAI and 508 are nice to follow, but do
not mean your site is accessible and usable.

For example your archives are not available without Javascript:
<input type="button" value="Go" onclick="window.location (document.forms.archiveform.archive_chrono[document.forms.archiveform.archive_chrono.selectedIndex].value);"

A better option would be to write a PHP script as a fallback and call
the JavaScript above onsubmit of the form with a return false instead
of adding a click handler on the button.


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