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Re: Crawling ants?

From: William Loughborough <love26@gorge.net>
Date: Tue, 06 Mar 2001 07:37:29 -0800
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To: Kynn Bartlett <kynn@reef.com>, <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
At 03:42 PM 3/6/01 +0100, Kynn Bartlett wrote:
>The example in the current 2.0 draft, that says "you may want to provide a 
>banner-free version of the page", is hopelessly naive

Of course. That is not the function of the author, but of the user.

So long as the user isn't somehow prevented from providing for herself such 
a version, there should be no problem. The user's browser should have a 
"don't bother me, I'm trying to concentrate" button which can, while 
providing "banner liberation", still allow "the sky is falling" messages to 
get through.

I think what I'm saying is that this (recommending *specifics* of 
presentation) isn't the business of WCAG. Instead of "don't divert 
attention" we must (rather convolutedly) say "don't preclude removal of 
attention-diverting elements" - and that in techniques, not checkpoints.

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