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RE: Multiple versions of a page

From: <gian@stanleymilford.com.au>
Date: Wed, 20 Mar 2002 14:45:15 +1100
Message-Id: <H00000e0004064b0.1016595914.tux.sofcom.com.au@MHS>
TO: charles@w3.org, phoenixl@sonic.net
CC: Lee.Otto@aspect.com.au, w3c-wai-gl@w3.org
I am sure there are some "reasonably obvious" groupings.  Why aren't
they documented anywhere?

> -----Original Message-----
> From: charles [mailto:charles@w3.org]
> Sent: Tuesday, 19 March 2002 12:51 AM
> To: phoenixl
> Cc: Gian Sampson-Wild; Lee.Otto; w3c-wai-gl
> Subject: RE: Multiple versions of a page
> 
> 
> I am sure that there are a number of "reasonably obvious" 
> functionality
> groupings. I assume that the first thing we will see is the 
> "reasonably
> obvious" ones catered for, and later we will see more adaptive systems
> designed to better provide for the needs of a wide range of people.
> 
> There is old technology available to do this. The real 
> question in my mind is
> how to make sure that people are getting a version they can 
> use, and then
> how to make sure they can get the version that is best for 
> them to use.
> 
> Cheers
> 
> Charles McCN
> 
> On Sat, 16 Mar 2002, phoenixl wrote:
> 
>   Hi,
> 
>   I'm not sure I would agree with this analysis.  I think 
> there are some
>   inherent groupings of functionality.  For example, in general, the
>   major group of people which is affected by tables for layout is
>   pretty much the same group affected by javascript.
> 
>   Scott
> 
>   > Hi,
> 
>   > I think Lee is right, and one major problem with having multiple
>   > versions of a web page is that we can NEVER know the variety of
>   > disabilities a person may have, and therefore splitting 
> an accessible
>   > web site into several sites can end up making that site 
> essentially
>   > inaccessible. What I mean, is that if someone needs 
> checkpoints A and B
>   > to access a site will not be able to do so if checkpoint 
> A is solved by
>   > Site Version 1, and checkpoint B by Site Version 3.
> 
>   > Cheers,
>   > Gian
> 
> 
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