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Re: User and user needs conflict- BIG ISSUES REMAINING TO BE DISCUSSED

From: Jim Ley <jim@jibbering.com>
Date: Sun, 30 Sep 2001 23:02:32 +0100
Message-ID: <005601c149fc$53a51ac0$863c70c2@7020CT>
To: "Lisa Seeman" <seeman@netvision.net.il>, <jasonw@ariel.ucs.unimelb.edu.au>
Cc: <gv@trace.wisc.edu>, "_W3C-WAI Web Content Access. Guidelines List" <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
> Lets take a table layout, not good for some who have old screen readers,
> that just read strait across the page or have  linearization problems.

Script or not using tables could be used to solve this, how many of these
screen readers are there really in use whereby they have screen readers
who can't manage that, for windows I could write a table reader in about
an hour, would be about a 5k download and cost nothing, if there are
really are users with that limitation, please put me in touch I could help
them a lot...

> To achieve the same effect in CSS implies that in reality many browsers
will
> not implement the layout as intended, and that is a real life problem
for
> designers with a professional image to keep up.

There are plenty of representations that "professionals" manage without
resorting to tables that linearise very poorly, this kind of HTML is the
result of authoring tools generally, rather than human design, in any case
what exactly are you suggesting of CSS that really fails that often?

Jim.
Received on Sunday, 30 September 2001 18:07:09 GMT

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