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Re: How accessible is Netscape?

From: Kynn Bartlett <kynn-edapta@idyllmtn.com>
Date: Tue, 03 Jul 2001 11:09:27 -0700
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To: Martha Wilkes <Martha.Wilkes@sas.com>
Cc: "'w3c-wai-ig@w3.org'" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Recent Netscape (4.x, usually 4.7x) doesn't seem to be all that great
from an accessibility standpoint.  Most people with visual disabilities
will tend to use Internet Explorer.  Of Netscape, IE, Opera -- Netscape
is a distant third.

Should you still be concerned with it?  Probably.  The support for CSS
and HTML is pretty bad, though, and Javascript incompatibilities are
always a big problem for dynamic web design.  But it's deployed on a
lot of user installations, usually in large organizations, which don't
want to use Microsoft stuff.

Netscape 6 looks somewhat more promising (if just for standards support)
but has been notoriously unstable.


Kynn Bartlett <kynn@reef.com>
Technical Developer Liaison
Reef North America
Accessibility - W3C - Integrator Network
Tel +1 949-567-7006
Received on Tuesday, 3 July 2001 14:09:43 UTC

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