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Re: Politics: Strict Guidelines Considered Harmful

From: Marti <marti@agassa.com>
Date: Mon, 18 Dec 2000 05:17:22 -0500
Message-ID: <001101c068db$b856d9c0$a3d6db3f@cais.net>
To: "Charles F. Munat" <chas@munat.com>, "'Anne Pemberton'" <apembert@crosslink.net>, "'Kynn Bartlett'" <kynn@idyllmtn.com>, <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
First, Thanks to Charles for clarifying my comments on graphics, and my
apologies for a poorly chosen example that would in anyway imply I was in
favor of text-only sites.

I think there are actually three sides to this argument.  IMHO, both the
primary sides have a number of good valid points.
1. <font>, and its like, if allowed are likely to be misused. (decreasing
2. If disallowed, <font>, and its like, will be used anyway as that level of
the guidelines will be ignored. (decreasing accessibility)

Under the occasionally hot rhetoric some good points have been made on both
sides and it is my hope that some common ground can be found that will help
us move to a web where <font>, and its like, are curiosities of the past.
Received on Monday, 18 December 2000 04:57:52 UTC

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