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Re: BAD layout

From: Alan Chuter <achuter@technosite.es>
Date: Thu, 06 Apr 2006 11:07:52 +0200
To: public-wai-eo-badtf@w3.org
Cc: "Shadi Abou-Zahra" <shadi@w3.org>
Message-ID: <op.s7kwzea7zqgw0t@0032k2d.e-fti.com>

Sorry, I haven't looked at the Features page carefully enough.

The only solutions that occur to me are to put the typical "best viewed in  
Internet Explorer" disclaimer at the bottom, with a link to an  
explanation, but then the target audience probably wouldn't think it  
unusual enough to look at further. Or, to put in some comment or clue that  
doesn't appear in IE but does in the others. Or use user-agent string  
sniffing to detect the other browsers; this is something that might well  
happen in a real-world site.

best,

-- 
Alan Chuter
Accessibility Consultant,
Technosite (formerly Fundosa Teleservicios),
Madrid, Spain.
achuter@technosite.es


On Thu, 06 Apr 2006 10:43:09 +0200, Shadi Abou-Zahra <shadi@w3.org> wrote:

> Hi Alan,
>
> That's a feature, not a bug :)
>
> We want to make the point that when you stick to standards (especially  
> accessibility in this case), your broaden compatibility. The opposite  
> approach would be to develop for a specific browser which gets the  
> result you are observing.
>
> However, many people do get confused about this page and why the layout  
> breaks. We tried several ways to highlight this feature in EOWG and the  
> Task Force but they didn't work well. Do you have suggestions or ideas?
>
> Thanks,
>   Shadi
>
>
> Alan Chuter wrote:
>>  When I view the Before page [1] in Opera 8.52 for Windows or Firefox  
>> 1.5.0.1, the layout is disorganised (jumbled up). It looks fine in IE  
>> 6.0.
>>  I can send screenshots if anyone wants them. let me know.
>>  --Alan Chuter
>> Accessibility Consultant,
>> Technosite (formerly Fundosa Teleservicios),
>> Madrid, Spain.
>> achuter@technosite.es
>>  [1] http://www.w3.org/WAI/EO/2005/Demo/before/info
>>
>
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