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RE: A "one size fits all" personalized web page?

From: Scott Luebking <phoenixl@netcom.com>
Date: Wed, 12 Jan 2000 14:24:03 -0800 (PST)
Message-Id: <200001122224.OAA15908@netcom.com>
To: charles@w3.org, phoenixl@netcom.com
Cc: w3c-wai-gl@w3.org
Hi, Charles

OK  Sounds like you might agree that in the case of dynamically
generated web pages, that probably less than 5% of blind web users would
go through the effort of creating user-defined CSS sheets.  Would you
agree to this?

So, in the general situation of dynamically generated web page where
user-defined CSS sheets are not reasonable options, a reasonable choice
seems to be providing a variety of options which will direct how
dynamically web pages can be created to meet user needs/preferences in
terms of accessibility.  (This approach is probably not feasible for stored
or static web pages.)  Tailored web pages will probably be more efficient
and easier to use than general web pages.

Does this make sense?


PS  Do you understand how I'm using the terms "semantic information"
and "semantic content"?  What are your explanations of these terms?

> No, I am not suggesting any such thing. I have attempted to clear the air of
> what seem to be peripheral misunderstandings (and I have stated clearly that
> I agree that telling the user to go figure it out y themselves is a big ask)
> I will hopefully have the time to make my suggestions for how to do this
> tomorrow. After all, it is all very well to say "don't do X", but it is
> inconsistent with my stated position that doing something a bit good is
> better than not doing anything at all.
> Charles
Received on Wednesday, 12 January 2000 17:24:06 UTC

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