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RE: Content Management Systems


From: John E. Brandt
Date: Jan 27, 2006 11:00AM

Thank you Tim and Daniel.

Not to be nasty, but you if you run Drupal through the W3C HTML validity, it
does not pass. There are several coding errors.

Thinkology passed the validation test.

I did not test either home page for accessibility.

This is exactly what I am referring to. CMS that are designed to make
accessible and valid code - and something a user does, makes the code

Maybe I am hoping for a perfect world, but are there programs out there that
are "foolproof" - no offense. I'll take a better look at Thinkology.

Any comprehensive reviews out there of multiple products? Sounds like a good
research project/article for the WebAIM News!!! Hint-hint.


John E. Brandt
Augusta, ME USA

-----Original Message-----
[mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> ] On Behalf Of Tim Beadle
Sent: Friday, January 27, 2006 11:18 AM
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Subject: Re: [WebAIM] Content Management Systems

On 27/01/06, John E. Brandt < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:
> I'm wondering if any one has any reviews on content management systems
> that produce valid code and accessible designs. Most of the ones I've
> looked at use XML/XHTML which would lead you to believe that there is
"well formed"
> code present and accessibility valued. However, most of the websites
> designed with CMS I have looked at have suffered from some bad coding
> and accessibility errors. I'd like to have a few to recommend to clients.
> Any suggestions?


"Drupal is Section 508 and WCAG Priority 1, 2, 3 compliant.

Strict coding standards have been used to keep Drupal's data, logic and
presentation separate from each other. This means that the mark-up of all of
Drupal's output is completely controlled by the application's presentation
layer, known as the 'theme'.

The accessibility compliance of a Drupal powered site depends on which theme
is being used."



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