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Re: [media] Designers Suffer as Browser Makers Continue to Lag the W3C's Work

From: Kynn Bartlett <kynn-edapta@idyllmtn.com>
Date: Fri, 16 Jun 2000 22:25:38 -0700
Message-Id: <a04310102b570bb427fa0@[10.0.1.2]>
To: "Kathleen Anderson" <kathleen.anderson@po.state.ct.us>, "'Web Accessibility Initiative'" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
At 4:09 PM -0400 6/16/00, Kathleen Anderson wrote:
>Read the article at:
>http://www.internetworldnews.com/article_bot.asp?inc=061500/6.15InternetTech
>2&issue=6.15

I'd feel sorrier for the "poor, suffering" web designers if I felt
any large number of them actually CARED about the standards and
were actively trying to implement them.  I feel this is not the
case at all -- most web designers are woefully ignorant of even
the HTML 4 spec, let alone accessibility considerations -- and
articles such as these (and many of the Web Standards Project's
efforts) unfairly place the entirely of the blame on the browser
makers.

Sure, they've failed -- but the web design community, as a whole,
has done little to promote validity and accessibility as noble
goals, and I think it's a bit two-faced to paint the browser makers
as the bad guys.  It's much less a "popular" stance to say that
web designers, in their (often willful) ignorance, share the
blame; it's easy to rail against the villains, as long as they're
not "us."

--Kynn

PS:  Needless to say, those of you on the WSP steering committee
      who read this list will not like this message.  Sorry, dudes.
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Kynn Bartlett <kynn@idyllmtn.com>
http://www.kynn.com/
Received on Saturday, 17 June 2000 01:29:54 GMT

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