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Re: city of hartford site has a text only?

From: TAYLOR-MADE <taymade@niia.net>
Date: Tue, 11 Jan 2000 10:39:34 -0600
Message-ID: <002e01bf5c52$727f9220$1abff8cc@taymade.niia.net>
To: <webmaster@dors.sailorsite.net>
Cc: <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
I believe it to be:

(1) re-coding
to the page (keeping the original appearance) to use valid and accessible

It is time-consuming to try to keep two identical sites up and one often
forgets to update the text only sites,especially when very busy.

-----Original Message-----
From: Bruce Bailey <bbailey@clark.net>
To: David Poehlman <poehlman@clark.net>
Cc: Web Accessibility Initiative <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>;
kathleen.anderson@po.state.ct.us <kathleen.anderson@po.state.ct.us>
Date: Tuesday, January 11, 2000 7:28 AM
Subject: RE: city of hartford site has a text only?

>David Poehlman wrote:
>> can someone tell me if this should have been necessary?
>> Thanks, url below.
>> http://ci.hartford.ct.us/
>In a word, no -- but then you knew that!
>Anyone on the list in Connecticut want to take the Kynn challenge and
>an accessible version of this home page for them?
>It looks like the authors constrained themselves to using FrontPage which,
>from my experimentation with it, makes writing valid html difficult.
>Kathleen Anderson wrote:
>> I'm not sure what you mean by 'necessary', but, until user agents
>> support alt tags for the hotspots in client-side image maps, or until
>> the City eliminates the image map altogether, I believe he did the
>> reasonable thing.
>At this point, don't user agents support alt tags for hotspots in
>client-side image maps quite well?  I am not sure about Netscape, but
>I.E. 4.01 (and latter, w/ JFW) supported client-side image maps (that had
>alt text of course) for like over a year now?  Has it not been a few years
>since Lynx had this feature?
>I offer this question up to the group:
>Given a broken page to start with, which is more "reasonable", (1)
>to the page (keeping the original appearance) to use valid and accessible
>html, or (2) creating a text-only version of the page?
>I have my prejudices, but I would like to hear some other opinions!
>--  Bruce Bailey
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