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W3C WCAG Compliant Templates/Themes

posted by Krow on 05:14 AM December 17th, 2001   Printer-friendly   Email story
I'm just wondering if anyone has developed a set of themes / templates based on the W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines. Has anyone tried?
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  • by Anonymous Coward
    Slash has long been notorious for having a complete lack of concern for standards. Regards, Ex 0.3-pre hacker
    • That would be interesting if it were true.

      Well, Slash might be notorious for that, but it doesn't currently have much reflection on reality. In 0.3 days that was probably true. These days, it is quite easy to make an HTML 4.01-compliant site using Slash [w3.org]. You just need to design your own templates, which you should be doing anyway if you really care to make a quality web site, one that doesn't look like every other site out there.
      • by Anonymous Coward
        Obviously not easy enough for a real Slash site (it is not too difficult to make a simple splash page that validates). Your actual slash site does not even come close [w3.org] to validating:
        Sorry, this document does not validate as HTML 4.01 Strict.

        That said, it would be nice to see Slash make full use of stylesheets for style elements, and save the html for markup. And you have my vote for converting Slash to use the box model, rather than nested tables.

        • Obviously not easy enough for a real Slash site (it is not too difficult to make a simple splash page that validates)

          Huh? What has Slash got to do with it? Can you give me one example of how Slash makes it any harder or simpler to write valid HTML? Of course a simple page is easy to make valid. And a more complex page is harder to make valid. That has nothing to do with Slash. Slash puts no impediments in your way to creating valid HTML. (I am, of course, talking about Slash 2).

          Your actual slash site does not even come close [w3.org] to validating

          Sure it does. A single standalone section on the site -- which until a few months ago actually was a different site altogether -- does not validate at all. That standalone section is an anomaly, the HTML of which hasn't changed substantially in years.

          That said, it would be nice to see Slash make full use of stylesheets for style elements

          Slash can do that just fine right now. What's the problem?

          • by Anonymous Coward
            PPl just want to press a button and have a website. PPL forget that you actually have to do s0me work.

            Slash is just a database information storage/retrieval system, what data you store is up to you, HTML 3.x, HTML 4.x, Javascript, WAP, etc.. its up to you to design a template that comforms to any standards, if you don't know how to code HTML why blame Slash? Ahhh we need to blame someone else for our own incompetemcy, we never look at ourselves, we don't have to, do we?

            I remember there was a 3D animation app. when I bought it it had a plug-in called: Eagle-in-a-barrel, at it did just that it would create a 3D eagle in a barrel. No one knew what the use of this plug-in was, until a few years later it was made public that this was an inside joke, some moron kept on calling techsupport and complaining on how the 3D app couldn't do this and that, so they wrote the plug-in expressly for him and bundled it with the next release ( now, why he would need an eagle in a barrel is beyond me).

            But anyway, its nothing new, no matter how good you make something there will always be a moron or two or three that don't get it. There is no such thing as an app that will render you Toy story 3 at the press of a button, nor give you an AOL system out of the box, all this involves some work and knowledge, if you don't get this, go and get back to your nintendo games. Sorry for ranting, but I had to get it of my chest, ppl like that make it harder for the rest of us to get and keep clients. Have a Merry X-Mas you all, it has been an awesome time hanging with you guys, I'm looking forward to get back into the fry. Greetz DarkMoon