[development] Evaluating Drupal 5.0

Chris Kennedy chrisken at mail.utexas.edu
Tue Jan 2 10:18:05 UTC 2007

Glad to hear it. Perhaps the various groups on g.d.o can coordinate
other evaluations of Drupal 5. They are:

There doesn't appear to be an XHTML or standards compliance group, but
there is http://groups.drupal.org/benchmarking-drupal

Regarding Garland accessibility, the one issue I'm aware of is that form
input text cannot be resized by Internet Explorer
http://drupal.org/node/101629 - this a very important issue for people
with visual disabilities, who will currently find it difficult to fill
out forms on Drupal 5 sites using Garland. Though this is only one of
many areas that would be included in a full accessibility evaluation.


Dries Buytaert wrote:
> Hello,
> I plan to do a performance comparison of Drupal 5.0 with Drupal 4.7
> similar to what I did at:
>   http://buytaert.net/drupal-vs-joomla-performance
>   http://buytaert.net/drupal-webserver-configurations-compared
> Along with upgrading Drupal.org to Drupal 5 that should give us some
> more confidence about Drupal 5's performance.
> Of course, there are other aspects of Drupal 5 that could do being
> evaluated.  Two examples would be: XHTML compliance, accessibility and
> search engine optimalisation.  For example, did anyone check whether
> Drupal 5 (Garland) is more or less accessible than Drupal 4.7 (Bluemarine)?
> -- 
> Dries Buytaert  ::  http://www.buytaert.net/

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