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RE: New York Times web site

From: Scott Luebking <phoenixl@netcom.com>
Date: Thu, 10 Feb 2000 20:19:29 -0800 (PST)
Message-Id: <200002110419.UAA23791@netcom.com>
To: dickb@microsoft.com, phoenixl@netcom.com, w3c-wai-gl@w3.org, w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Hi, Dick

That was the checkpoint I was referring to.  However, my statement
was not about text-only web sites, but web sites with parallel
graphic and text-only web pages which the checkpoint strongly
urges avoiding unless absolutely necessary.


> Scott, I don't understand why you say:
> "... the use of text-only versions means that the NY Times is out of
> compliance with the guidelines."
> I can't find any checkpoint in the content guidelines that prohibits
> text-only sites. 
> The pertinent checkpoint seems to be 11.4:
> "If, after best efforts, you cannot create an accessible page, provide a
> link to an alternative page that uses W3C technologies, is accessible, has
> equivalent information (or functionality), and is updated as often as the
> inaccessible (original) page."
> Would you please elaborate?
> Thanks,
> Dick Brown
Received on Thursday, 10 February 2000 23:19:33 UTC

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