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Re: Screen readers and full stops + seperating links!

From: David Poehlman <poehlman1@home.com>
Date: Thu, 4 Oct 2001 09:22:54 -0400
Message-ID: <003301c14cd7$ad85ef00$2cf60141@mtgmry1.md.home.com>
To: "Marti McCuller" <marti@agassa.com>, <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>, "Rebecca Cox" <rebecca@cwa.co.nz>
Cc: <birnie@tki.org.nz>
I agree.  The idea of the guidelines is to assist in making pages
accessible so that any assistive technology could presumably be used
with any browser on them.  We know that this is not true but to try
narrowing things down to what works in one or the other environment
defeats the purpose of the guidelines.  There are instances in which the
guidelines should be changed such as when there is newer and better w3c
supported technology but The guidelines are written for user agent
independance as much as is possible and hpr depends on ie in its latest
itteration and if you test with hpr 2.51 using netscape, you may find
that things that work in one do not work in the other.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Marti McCuller" <marti@agassa.com>
To: "David Poehlman" <poehlman1@home.com>; <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>; "Rebecca
Cox" <rebecca@cwa.co.nz>
Cc: <birnie@tki.org.nz>
Sent: Thursday, October 04, 2001 9:04 AM
Subject: Re: Screen readers and full stops + seperating links!


There seems to be some confusion here - HPR is not a screen reader!
Since
HPR is a voice browser with all it's "power" concentrated on html and
other
web stuff (JavaScript) it may well do things real screen readers don't.
Something working in HPR is not a great standard or a good test.


Marti McCuller (marti@agassa.com)
Agassa Net Technologies
IT/Web Accessibility Services
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----- Original Message -----
From: "David Poehlman" <poehlman1@home.com>
To: <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>; "Rebecca Cox" <rebecca@cwa.co.nz>
Cc: <birnie@tki.org.nz>
Sent: Thursday, October 04, 2001 7:16 AM
Subject: Re: Screen readers and full stops + seperating links!


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