[whatwg] Authoring Re: several messages about HTML5

Adrian Sutton adrian.sutton at ephox.com
Sun Feb 25 16:17:57 PST 2007

> Still, reality is that there is more and more legislation around the
> world
> that requires at least certain parties to ensure their sites be
> accesible,
> and thus does force people to learn to do things more right. So even
> a
> semantic editor would require its users to learn some things, it would
> still
> in fact make their life easier than if they need to comply with such
> legislation using an unfit wannabe-WYSIWYG tool.

Very true. We've seen a lot of interest in our editor due to the fact
that we have an accessibility checker built-in. Sadly there is still a
lot of work to be done to help users create accessible pages, but it is
a key requirement for a lot of people. Sadly, the other key requirement
is that it's very simple and intuitive for users because they don't
actually want to spend money on accessibility, they just want to achieve
government mandated compliance. 

Speaking of which, if there was an area that needs significant work to
make it more usable for tools. At the moment most of the recommendations
are way too vague to be able to check them specifically - often humans
would have trouble determining if something was compliant or not, let
alone an automated checker.

> Sander Tekelenburg


Adrian Sutton.

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