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Bandwidth as a constraint

From: Charles McCathieNevile <charles@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 30 Aug 2001 20:27:37 -0400 (EDT)
To: Anne Pemberton <apembert@erols.com>
cc: "Charles F. Munat" <chas@munat.com>, WAI GL <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.30.0108302022570.15885-100000@tux.w3.org>
Bandwidth is a problem for people. There are bandwidth-intesive ways to send
content (the overblown PDF that some tools generate is an example) that are
unnecessary, and that cause problems for people who live in areas where
infrastructure is poor.

I am not sure that we should have a blanket checkpoint on this, anymore than
I think a blanket checkpoint saying "add multimedia" is good, although both
of these things are clearly good principles to keep in mind.

Do we have anywhere a list of the things we think are good ideas?


On Thu, 30 Aug 2001, Anne Pemberton wrote:

  Bandwidth-intensive content cannot deprive anyone of anything. It is the
  receiving hardware that deprives. That is the point of saying "Include
  Illustrations" .... if they aren't there, everyone loses no matter which
  world they live in.
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