W3C Validator worries & WCAG2 out

Molly Holzschlag wrote a quite worrying post a few days ago – outlining the problems the W3C Validators are facing. These tools we all rely on are in trouble and we all need to get involved to make sure that we will not lose such essential service.
Please do read Molly’s blog post W3C Validators in Jeopardy.

I heart ValidatorFor more detailed information about the W3C validator services and the current situation, or to become involved, please visit the W3C Validator Donation Program page.

On a more positive note – the new accessibility guidelines are out – and will hopefully be a step forward. It’s been 2 years since Joe Clarke wrote his critical “To hell with WCAG 2” article on ALA – so this has been a long time coming. I have not had the time to read yet but I am hoping that these guidelines will be a major improvement over the existing ones and be written in a more concise and legible format.

→ Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0
→ The Web Standards Project – WCAG 2.0 resources

2 Comments

  1. Gravatar prisca
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    18/12/2008

    Cath, thanks for your comment.
    And yes, this is quite worrying… the validators are vital for us and we need to do all we can to make sure we don’t lose this service.

  2. Gravatar cath lepper
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    18/12/2008

    What a shame it would be if the WC3 validator were to cease operating. I can see that it is a very valuable resource to web developers, and essential for standards to be maintained. I certainly will be supporting the cause.

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