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Re: Web Magazine featuring Accessibility issues

From: Brian Kelly <lisbk@ukoln.ac.uk>
Date: Thu, 21 Oct 1999 09:35:59 +0100
Message-ID: <004701bf1b9f$4d6025c0$3c92268a@bath.ac.uk>
To: Kynn Bartlett <kynn-hwg@idyllmtn.com>
Cc: "'Web Accessibility Initiative'" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>




> At 09:29 AM 10/20/1999 +0100, Brian Kelly wrote:
> >    Thanks for your comments - but the HTML and CSS are now valid,
and
> >the display bug in Netscape remains.  As others have pointed out
> >Netscape has problems with valid documents.
>
> Brian, on which browser (name, version, and _platform_) does this
> error exist?  And does it cause damage to the access to the content,
> or just an irregularity in the rendering of the page?
>
Hi Kynn

In Netscape Communicator 4.7 on a Windows NT 4.0 platform some of the
tables have about 3 inches of white space above them.

Note that images in the magazine are included in  a table (illustrated
below) in order to stop the images overwriting the text (which does
damage access to the content).

As I've said before, writing accessible HTML may not be difficult but
providing accessible web sites that look attractive is more difficult
because of browser bugs :-(

Brian

<!-- Use table for images to overcome CSS bug in Netscape 4 -->
<table width="100%">
<tr align="center">
<td><img src="figure-1.gif" alt="Figure 1: The Netscape Personal
Toolbar" height="134" width="491" border="0"></td></tr>
<tr align="center"><td><strong>Figure 1: The Netscape Personal
Toolbar</strong></td>
</tr>
</table>

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