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Re: Web designer tells peers to damn accessibility/useability -Reply

From: Mike Paciello <paciello@ma.ultranet.com>
Date: Wed, 27 Jan 1999 14:03:59 -0500
Message-Id: <199901271902.OAA11193@antiochus-fe0.ultra.net>
To: Kynn Bartlett <kynn-hwg@idyllmtn.com>, Lance! A Musical of Hope <lance@glassdog.com>
Cc: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
No doubt about this. The majority of web sites and pages that I see today
are based on HTML 3.2. Even those sites seem to implement some 4.0
constructs, but not all (which of course is a indicator that many web sites
are not validating).

- Mike

>* HTML 4.0 is a new technology itself, and it incorporates many new
>  features that are _necessary_ because older versions of HTML did
>  _not_ have the full range of features needed for accessible web
>  pages.  Even if you coded exactly to the HTML 2.0 or 3.2 standard,
>  you might not have been producing an accessible page.  HTML 4.0 --
>  a new technology -- is vital to accessibility!

Mike Paciello                     Email: <paciello@ma.ultranet.com>
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