Forum OpenACS Improvement Proposals (TIPs): TIP #115 (IMPLEMENTED): HTML 4.01 Strict

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This is a proposal to use HTML Strict instead of Transitional. HTML strict includes (quoting w3.org):

mechanisms for style sheets, scripting, embedding objects, improved support for right to left and mixed direction text, and enhancements to forms for improved accessibility for people with disabilities.

and also

excludes the presentation attributes and elements that W3C expects to phase out as support for style sheets matures.

I think it's a necessary step for the accesibility work that has started with Zen, and also for the upcoming one on theming.

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Posted by Malte Sussdorff on
I have the slight feeling if we ask for this in 5.4 we will have a longer delay. Otherwise I am fine with it. Who would do the work of testing and checking the compliance along with fixing it?
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Posted by Emmanuelle Raffenne on
Hi Malte,

I don't think it will take that long for core (it will for .LRN).

UNED (Adenu group) will do the work.

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Posted by Don Baccus on
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Posted by Dave Bauer on
I approve.
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Posted by Lee Denison on
I approve.
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Posted by Malte Sussdorff on
If UNED does the work, I approve.
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Posted by Emmanuelle Raffenne on
Today I started to work on this and it won't take me long. I think I'll be done by the end of the week.
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Posted by Emmanuelle Raffenne on
Done!