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From: Kristine Bradow <kbradow@ece.eng.wayne.edu>
Date: Wed, 20 May 1998 23:03:22 -0400
Message-Id: <3563997A.FF04D1C9@ece.eng.wayne.edu>
To: Charles McCathieNevile <charlesn@sunrise.srl.rmit.edu.au>
Cc: Liam Quinn <liam@htmlhelp.com>, w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
I agree with Charles. "Separate but Equal" is not the answer here.

Charles McCathieNevile wrote:

> If seamless accessibility means presenting different material to
> different audiences, each audience not knowing what the other is getting,
> then I am not at all in favour of it.
>
> I am, like I suspect most people here, in favour of solutions to
> accessibilty problems which do not rely on the 'get a life - download
> hotbrowser version 567 for the BBC Micro to see this website' approach.
>
> Charles McCathieNevile
>
> On Mon, 4 May 1998, Liam Quinn wrote:
> > >
> > ><OBJECT DATA="logo.gif" TYPE="image/gif" TITLE="XYZ Company logo">
> > >  XYZ Company <A HREF="logo.html" TITLE="Logo description">logo
> > >description</A>
> > ></OBJECT>
> >
> > LQ::  Sure, but what about my last sentence:
> >
> > >> When
> > >> we start mixing an object's description and replacement (as has long been
> > >> done with IMG's ALT attribute), we make it difficult for user agents to
> > >> render content without the seams from a visual Web becoming a distraction.
> >
> > LQ::  I won't use long descriptions if it means that seamless accessibility
> > becomes impossible.  (This is why I don't use D-links.)
> >
> > --
> > Liam Quinn
> > Web Design Group            Enhanced Designs, Web Site Development
> > http://www.htmlhelp.com/    http://enhanced-designs.com/
> >
> >
> >
Received on Wednesday, 20 May 1998 22:59:07 GMT

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