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Bug ID: JDK-6786028 Javadoc HTML WCAG 2.0 accessibility issues in standard doclet - Bold tags should be strong.
JDK-6786028 : Javadoc HTML WCAG 2.0 accessibility issues in standard doclet - Bold tags should be strong.

Details
Type:
Bug
Submit Date:
2008-12-17
Status:
Closed
Updated Date:
2011-07-15
Project Name:
JDK
Resolved Date:
2011-07-15
Component:
docs
OS:
generic
Sub-Component:
doclet
CPU:
generic
Priority:
P4
Resolution:
Fixed
Affected Versions:
7
Fixed Versions:

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Description
This bug is to track specific issues specified in bug 6702376.

Licensee observes the HTML generated by the Javadoc tool does not meet the
requirements of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 standard:

   http://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG20/

Here are some accessibility problems believed to be found so far.  Note that
this is not an exhaustive list - there are likely to be more problems.

1. Bold characters should be <strong>

                                    

Comments
SUGGESTED FIX

New functions to generate <strong> and </strong> tags. Function to accept a string parameter enclosed between the strong tags. Replace all function calls to bold by all function calls to strong. Update existing regression tests which check for strings containing <B> tags to check for <STRONG> tag in the strings.
                                     
2009-01-02
EVALUATION

The Javadoc standard doclet generates <B> tags. Source files need to be updated to generate <STRONG> tag instead of <B>.
                                     
2009-01-02



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