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RE: Layout tables

From: Bailey, Bruce <Bruce_Bailey@ed.gov>
Date: Fri, 9 Mar 2001 10:22:25 -0500
Message-ID: <5DCA49BDD2B0D41186CE00508B6BEBD0022DADC8@wdcrobexc01.ed.gov>
To: "'Marti'" <marti@agassa.com>
Cc: w3c-wai-gl@w3.org
Dear Marti,
I use a Mac (about half the time) and have just started with DreamWeaver (on
both platforms).  Please be assured that neither one is a particular barrier
to accessibility.  I don't have a good answer for you with regard to XHML
gui editors, except maybe Amaya and Allaire ColdFushion -- but neither of
them have been ported to the Mac.  Hopefully the people have all jumped to
Navigator 6.  The last 4x version is SO broken when it comes to CSS and HTML
4 specific code.
Good luck,
Bruce

> ----------
> From: 	Marti
> Sent: 	Friday, March 9, 2001 4:49 AM
> To: 	jasonw@ariel.ucs.unimelb.EDU.AU; William Loughborough
> Cc: 	Al Gilman; w3c-wai-gl@w3.org
> Subject: 	Re: Layout tables
> 
> Just to get a bit to "practicality" into this -
> 
> There is a fairly typical 'web company' I deal with a lot.  Most of their
> designers know some HTML but still use things like Dreamweaver for most
> tasks.  They can be convinced to consider accessibility occasionally when
> it
> doesn't interfer too much with the visual layout or slow them down.
> They are about to start the design on a new website, I would like to
> encourage them to start using XML.  The question is: what tools are
> available right now to help them?  Just to complicate matters - more than
> half of the designer/developer platforms are MacIntosh and the management
> has this odd preference for NN.
> To get anywhere we need to get people DOING IT, for that we need a clear
> path and some good rationale for changing methods that 'always worked
> before'.
> Marti
> 
> 
> 
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