Re: [WSG] Regarding foreign languages

2005-06-03 Thread Jan Brasna
Vaska, you¨re still mixing those: I think you are mixing two things which should be separated. The first problem is the language of the page (defined in the header) The second problem is how to create a non-ascii character He is right. It is a tricky business because for a French typist I

Re: [WSG] Regarding foreign languages

2005-06-03 Thread Vaska . WSG
Vaska, you¨re still mixing those: I think you are mixing two things which should be separated. The first problem is the language of the page (defined in the header) The second problem is how to create a non-ascii character He is right. I've already identified that I will be using utf-8.

Re[4]: [WSG] Regarding foreign languages

2005-06-03 Thread Martin Heiden
Patrick! Am Donnerstag, 2. Juni 2005 um 18:11:30 haben Sie geschrieben: I agree with you in all points but this one. Even in XHTML 1.0 the lang-Attribute is needed. At the risk of splitting very fine hairs even further: *needed* or *allowed* ? I'd tend to think the latter... You are right!

[WSG] Making PDF and Word files accessible

2005-06-03 Thread Angela Galvin
Hello all, I have the task of adding a bunch of PDF and Word files to a web site I work on, that currently conforms to WAI Priority 1 guidelines. My first question is that if I convert the PDF files to HTML to make them more accessible, am I right in thinking that this is only half my job

Re: [WSG] Making PDF and Word files accessible

2005-06-03 Thread Mary Krieger
At 05:36 AM 6/3/2005, you wrote: snip Secondly, with the Word documents, if there is an easier way to convert them to HTML? At the moment I am saving as HTML from Word, taking them into Dreamweaver and using 'Clean up Word HTML'. After that I use 'Find and replace' to strip out all font, span

Re: [WSG] Making PDF and Word files accessible

2005-06-03 Thread designer
Angela Galvin wrote: Hello all, I have the task of adding a bunch of PDF and Word files to a web site I work on, that currently conforms to WAI Priority 1 guidelines. My first question is that if I convert the PDF files to HTML to make them more accessible, am I right in thinking that this

Re: [WSG] Making PDF and Word files accessible

2005-06-03 Thread George S. Williams
On Fri, 2005-06-03 at 06:36, Angela Galvin wrote: Secondly, with the Word documents, if there is an easier way to convert them to HTML? I use an open source program, antiword, to convert the Word docs to text and then just add the necessary markup. (And, of course, edit out the Word

RE: [WSG] Making PDF and Word files accessible

2005-06-03 Thread Jona Decker
Mary Krieger wrote: If you copy and paste the text into the 'content' part of your standard page, the line breaks will show you where the paragraph and headings are. I'm using Homesite so I just select and repeat the similar code ( first p, then h1, h2 etc) from one end of the document to the

[WSG] Re: Ten questions for Russ

2005-06-03 Thread Douglas Clifton
Ha! The shoe's on the other foot, eh Russ? Good show Maxine, ~d -- Douglas Clifton [EMAIL PROTECTED] http://loadaveragezero.com/ ** The discussion list for http://webstandardsgroup.org/ See http://webstandardsgroup.org/mail/guidelines.cfm

Re: [WSG] Ten questions for Russ

2005-06-03 Thread Felix Miata
Douglas Clifton wrote: Ha! The shoe's on the other foot, eh Russ? I can't believe the WCAG 1.0 Guidelines and Checkpoints for Flash link in section 6 goes to a .swf file. o_O -- Love does not demand its own way.1 Corinthians 13:5 Team OS/2 ** Reg. Linux User #211409 Felix

Re: [WSG] Ten questions for Russ

2005-06-03 Thread russ - maxdesign
Completely true - the irony! The original post is here: http://www.markme.com/accessibility/archives/007344.cfm Unfortunately, it too goes off to the same flash file. Russ I can't believe the WCAG 1.0 Guidelines and Checkpoints for Flash link in section 6 goes to a .swf file. o_O

Re: [WSG] Making PDF and Word files accessible

2005-06-03 Thread heretic
Hi there, My first question is that if I convert the PDF files to HTML to make them more accessible, am I right in thinking that this is only half my job done? If the original file wasn't marked up correctly in the first place before being saved as PDF (with headings, etc) does this mean

Re: [WSG] Ten questions for Russ

2005-06-03 Thread Ben Curtis
Russ, One of the topics you discuss is your stance on the XHTML vs HTML debate. Your links support your stance -- I've read these before, and find them interesting and insightful, however they are trying to convince the reader of their point and I prefer a balanced argument. In looking for

Re: [WSG] Ten questions for Russ

2005-06-03 Thread XStandard
Russ wrote: [quote] At the risk of being burned at the stake, I think that unless you are willing to serve your pages as application/xhtml+xml with content negotiation, then you are probably better off staying with HTML 4.01 at this time. [/quote] Let me be the first to gather the kindling :-)

Re: [WSG] Ten questions for Russ

2005-06-03 Thread russ - maxdesign
Any pointers? Hi Ben, When interviewed, I was reluctant to express an opinion on this topic for the very reasons you describe - the XHTML vs HTML argument quickly turns from facts to opinion - similar to the font size and liquid vs fixed width debates. I completely agree with Vlad that Hixies

[WSG] alt tags and image captions

2005-06-03 Thread Hope Stewart
Having never seen/heard a screen reader in action, I am uncertain about how to make some aspects of coding user-friendly for those using screen readers. Specifically, I find my alt tags are almost always the same as my captions. For example, if I insert an image of Joe Smith, my code might look

[WSG] Character encoding

2005-06-03 Thread Joshua Street
I've always thought that characters should be marked up with appropriate entity codes (for example, accented letters, etc.) in (X)HTML, rather than simply pasted in and left for character encoding and the user agent to take care of. I've written a plugin for the WordPress weblog software that

Re: [WSG] Character encoding

2005-06-03 Thread XStandard
Hi Joshua, If you are serving your content as Unicode (UTF-16 or UTF-8), then there is no need to use entities. If you do need to escape characters and you are using XHTML, then it's best to use their decimal values rather than entities. This makes your markup more easily parsable by XML

RE: [WSG] alt tags and image captions

2005-06-03 Thread Andreas Boehmer [Addictive Media]
-Original Message- From: Hope Stewart [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Saturday, 4 June 2005 12:40 PM To: Web Standards Group Subject: [WSG] alt tags and image captions Having never seen/heard a screen reader in action, I am uncertain about how to make some aspects of coding

Re: [WSG] Character encoding

2005-06-03 Thread Joshua Street
On Fri, 2005-06-03 at 23:42 -0400, Vlad Alexander wrote: Hi Joshua, If you are serving your content as Unicode (UTF-16 or UTF-8), then there is no need to use entities. If you do need to escape characters and you are using XHTML, then it's best to use their decimal values rather than

[WSG] Out of Office AutoReply: digest for wsg@webstandardsgroup.org

2005-06-03 Thread Chamberlain, Clare Anne
I will be away on Tuesday 7 June. If there is anything urgent, please call 9388 4868 during office hours. ** The discussion list for http://webstandardsgroup.org/ See http://webstandardsgroup.org/mail/guidelines.cfm for some hints on