The Dutch seem to have their internet accessibility laws well under control, and unlike the W3C, they seem to know what they’re doing:
As of 1 September last year, every website built for a government agency is required by law to use:
- Use valid HTML 4.01 or XHTML 1.0 Strict.
- Use CSS and semantic HTML and separation of structure and presentation.
- Use the W3C DOM (instead of the old Microsoft document.all) when scripting.
- Use meaningful values of
- Use meaningful
altattributes on all images.
Department of Trade & Industry, do you hear that?