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Re: [DRAFT] Heartbeat poll

From: Hallvord R. M. Steen <hallvord@opera.com>
Date: Mon, 03 Aug 2009 12:40:39 +0200
To: "Shelley Powers" <shelleyp@burningbird.net>
Cc: "public-html list" <public-html@w3.org>
Message-ID: <op.ux2091aba3v5gv@hr-opera.oslo.opera.com>
On Sun, 02 Aug 2009 06:31:07 +0200, Shelley Powers  
<shelleyp@burningbird.net> wrote:

>>  we should not be limiting the information to specific groups of  
>> people, and should instead be making it accessible to all.

>   Interesting that you see providing helpful material to those with  
> visual impairments as "limiting" the information.  Curious, and this is  
> off topic, but do you also find handicap parking slots to be limiting to  
> those not physically impaired?

Space and information have distinct properties. A section of space can  
only be occupied by one single person, while a piece of  
information/explanation like a table summary generally increases its value  
the more people share it.

Hence, a summary that's visible to all becomes more valuable - even to the  
visually impaired -

You can not compare sharing information to sharing space.

Sorry to follow up an off-topic comment (with a fairly obvious statement  
too). I'll go back to lurking.. :)

-- 
Hallvord R. M. Steen, Core Tester, Opera Software
http://www.opera.com http://my.opera.com/hallvors/
Received on Monday, 3 August 2009 10:40:41 GMT

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