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Re: Does the user know for sure whether the page is dynamic or static?

From: Charles McCathieNevile <charles@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 24 Jan 2000 02:12:33 -0500 (EST)
To: Jonathan Chetwynd <jay@peepo.com>
cc: w3c-wai-gl@w3.org, Al Gilman <asgilman@iamdigex.net>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.20.0001240209090.29053-100000@tux.w3.org>
So long as the user is choosing the presentation to  be applied o the
underlying information, and have access to that underlying information, then
tthey can be sure they are all getting the same thing. Jonathan's point, that
presentation can carry semantics is important - the auhor neeeds to sort this
one out forr each case.

It is when the underlying information given to users is different that the
problem arises.

Charles McCN

On Sun, 23 Jan 2000, Jonathan Chetwynd wrote:

  Al wrote:
  
  We need a way for people to be able to be sure that
  they are accessing the same information, even when it is presented
  differently.
  
  This just cannot make sense, the presentation DOES affect the meaning.
  (bold is used as illustration not intention).
  
  -----
  
  My concern as usual is that members are allowing themselves to get too far
  away from the common person. And that person's ability to use the tools.
  
  It is all very well Al not wishing  a "total disconnect between our
  set of rules and the Web run by money."
  Who is the code being written for the end users or the middle men?
  If accessibility is just a sop to salve the conscience of the money men
  count me out.
  
  
  
  
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