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CMS modernity (was: address tag)


From: Tim Beadle
Date: Nov 30, 2006 8:20AM

On 30/11/06, Austin, Darrel < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:
> Seems that many CMSes these days are a decade behind in terms of
> concepts like semantic markup, accessible markup, CSS-P, and true
> separation of content and structure.

Yep, although European CMSs (according to a session at User Experience
2006 that I attended) tend to be newer and therefore have less legacy
cruft than US ones. It was also claimed that accessibility of US CMSs
is *worse* than their European counterparts for the same reason (this
despite the existence of ADA, 508 etc). Disclaimer: I am not an

> Even 'modern' CMSes products like Joomla still have presentation markup
> stuck in the DB and intertwined into their own templating engines.

Indeed - same with Drupal (an otherwise impressive system).

> (I have a rather bad opinion of the CMS market space... ;o)

Me too. We're not alone:

The problem extends to open source CMSs too; the 6-figure license
vendors aren't alone in their rubbishness ;)