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Re: Accessibility is hard! Let's perform brain surgery!

From: Charles McCathieNevile <charles@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 21 May 1999 13:55:59 -0400 (EDT)
To: Jeff Guillaume <JeffG@PMI1.COM>
cc: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.10.9905211350350.6865-100000@tux.w3.org>
Jeff,

Scoffing at people who are trying to do the right thing is not a feature of
this list, which is nice.

With regards to XML/XSL so far as I know people are using it internally =and
generating HTML to send over the web. I use amaya which allows me to save
as XHTML - HTML written in XML, and allows for MathML to be included. SVG is
XML (a graphics format that can be written in a text editor!) and early
implementations have been demonstrated at WWW8 last week. There are browsers
such as indelv wich allow XML/XSL to be used. But I don't know of any
widespread shipping of XML/XSL to the general public yet. (I may just be
ignorant though.)

cheers

Charles

On Fri, 21 May 1999, Jeff Guillaume wrote:

  
  Thanks for all of your comments, everyone.  I hope I didn't come off
  sounding like a prick.  It's exciting when you realize the potential for
  such a better WWW in light of correct and proper coding.  I will now
  reveal my true identity (I'm BATMAN!), and company Web site.  I didn't
  want you all to just scoff at me and my silly comments by looking at my
  poorly put-together site.  I'm working on a complete revamp right now,
  and I will continue to monitor and use THIS resource as a starting point
  on all my questions.
  
  Another question, then: Is anyone actually using XML/XSL?  It looks so
  cool and yet I haven't seen much widespread use.
  
  ---- WE INTERRUPT THIS MESSAGE TO BRING YOU THE TRUE IDENTITY OF A
  CERTAIN E-MAIL AUTHOR...
  
  You may all still scoff at me (for I am a mere 19 years old), but I am
  the Web Developer for Centaurian Systems in Michigan. The initial Web
  site I designed for our company failed the Bobby test miserably.  So
  please don't email me saying the site sucks, because I already know :).
  
  ---- WE NOW RETURN YOU TO THE EPIC E-MAIL: "Accessibility is hard! Let's
  perform brain surgery!"
  
  Thanks again, everybody!
  
  
  [Jeff Guillaume, Web Developer]
  
  http://www.centaurian.com
  
  Centaurian Group LLC
  2111 Univesity Park Drive, Suite 650
  Okemos, Michigan 48864-3973
  
  (888) 613-6933 * (517)381-9611
  Cellular (517) 204-5976
  Fax (517) 347-1834
  ICQ: http://wwp.icq.com/30333451
  

--Charles McCathieNevile            mailto:charles@w3.org
phone: +1 617 258 0992   http://www.w3.org/People/Charles
W3C Web Accessibility Initiative    http://www.w3.org/WAI
MIT/LCS  -  545 Technology sq., Cambridge MA, 02139,  USA
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