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Why the information commissioner website is pants

Site reviewed on 20th December 2003

The Information Commissioner. Handles privacy, data protection and privacy issues in the UK. A government department promoting responsible computer usage and of course a site which disabled people may need to use.

The site claims W3C WAI-A WCAG 1.0 Level A conformance, see the highlight in the screendump below.

we claim conformance

However, this free test for conformance finds 13+19 or 32 errors saying that the homepage of the site doesn't conform. Is this responsible computer usage?

Yes, we don't conform

A free test in another validator highlights some more errors.

loads of errors

Lets hope noone tries to access the site using Opera otherwise you end up with this embarrasing mess.

how wide would you like that?

Did anyone lose a carriage return around here?

is this wide enough?

Information commissioner? Maybe a testing commissioner might be a better idea!

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