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RE: 'Non-economic' rationale for backward compatibility

From: <gian@stanleymilford.com.au>
Date: Mon, 18 Mar 2002 17:32:28 +1100
Message-Id: <H00000e000400d3e.1016433147.tux.sofcom.com.au@MHS>
TO: charles@w3.org
CC: goliver@accease.com, w3c-wai-gl@w3.org
With regards to below.

If this argument holds true, then why can't Graham and I use the
economic rationale to enforce backwards compatibility?  Surely if a site
doesn't work for someone because that someone can't afford the latest
hardware/software/etc, then we would fail the making things work for
people.


> Graham
>   3. It takes time for non-English (internationalised)
>   versions of software to be produced.
> 
> Gian
>   I don't think this falls under our charter.
> 
> Chaals
> well, our charter requires us to make things work for people. 
> It doesn't say
> "for people who speak english", and we would fail to get past 
> the i18n review
> in last call if we don't recognise this.
> 
> chaals
> 
> 
> 
Received on Monday, 18 March 2002 06:23:09 GMT

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