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Hi, this is the first time I have asked to have my site checked. http://www.researchsandwell.org.uk

look forward to your comments.

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Ok Fails validation. The

Ok

Fails validation.

The accesskey undlerine gets confused with the dotted underline on the links.

Inappropriate use of italics in the list.

Use of br's instead of margins

Form should have fieldsets in.

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ClevaTreva, Thanks for the

ClevaTreva,
Thanks for the comments, can you tell me which validator you used as when I validate using http://validator.w3.org & HiCynthia I get the all clear.

Also did you check all pages or just the homepage?

Thanks,

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This is what I got at

This is what I got at w3:

http://validator.w3.org/check?uri=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.researchsandwell.org.uk

It said 15 errors. No I didn't look at the rest of the site.

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Ahh, I see what is

Ahh, I see what is happening, I have framed forwarding set up on the site & this is where the errors are occuring.
I shall have to try & amend it.

What about the errors concerning the access keys & fieldsets within forms??

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I'll look at this post again

I'll look at this post again tonight.

I really, REALLY don't like frames. Not at all. Never. There are, uggghhh.

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The frameset is to enable

The frameset is to enable the 'masked' url web forwarding, I don't know of any other way of doing this.

I have amended the frameset so that it now validates.

Cheers.

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frames

frames ... ?

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Masked url forwarding is set

Masked url forwarding is set in the .htasccess file on the server, I think.

But why would you want to?

Did I mention I don't like frames.

Why?

They are not accessible to visually impaired visitors and therefore fail to meet legal requirements for such in most countries.

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I do not have access to the

I do not have access to the .htaccess file so the 'masked url' was my next option.
I have 'masked url' enabled so that users see a 'friendly' url in the address bar.

appreciate the comments.

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Can they bookmark the

Can they bookmark the site.

And I doubt users seriously care what's up there in that box. I know I don't.

It can have all manner or get strings and subdirectories.

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I love the favicon.

I love the favicon.

This is my big chance . . . yep, I blew it . . .

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I'll have to agree on

I'll have to agree on everyone with the use of frames, there is no reason ever to use frames. Secondly your border just looks off, you have 2px around the left, top, and right but 1px on the bottom. Thirdly I love your favicon it looks really crisp!

And lastly I would get rid of that effect on your navigation with the single character which is different. Although this looks semi neat, it is a good way to shoot yourself in the foot. What you have done is instead of having words like "Research" as your Anchor text it is now esearch which trust me I doubt anyone is searching for. Cheers.

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You say there is no need to

You say there is no need to use frames but how else would I 'mask' the url so that instead of people seeing www.researchsandwell.org.uk/blah/blah/blah/blah.asp?search=blah&item=blah they just see www.researchsandwell.org.uk (bearing in mind I don't have access to the .htaccess file)

The reason for certain characters to be 'different' is to highlight the access keys to make it accessible, appreciate any comments or other methods on doing this.

thanks.

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Don't bother with the url

Don't bother with the url masking.

Personally if I was visiting researchsandwell.org.uk and clicked on a link that went to researchsandwell.org.uk/pie/cheese/ I really wouldn't mind.

And if I filled in a form that went to

researchsandwell.org.uk/blah?search=pie&x=y&ssid=1978902475075225

I really woulnd't mind, as I can see I'm still on the original

researchsandwell.org.uk

site.

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