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.
For 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.