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Re: abbr/acronym - repetitive use

From: Jim Ley <jim@jibbering.com>
Date: Thu, 22 Nov 2001 10:01:16 -0000
Message-ID: <001a01c1733c$a62725e0$ca969dc3@emedia.co.uk>
To: <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
"Charles McCathieNevile":
> Aaah, but that is only becuase your browser is not meeting your needs.
I as a
> sighted individual can choose to use a browser that renders marked up
> elements such as abbr and acronym and shows me the expansion, just as
if I
> was using a voice system.
>
> If all the browsers out there were really good, there wouldn't be an
issue.
> But just as people need to make choces or use several browsers
simultaneously
> to get the best access with their assistive technology, people who
don't use
> assistive technology have to do the same thing.

Or modify the browser they want to have their specific needs met, it's
pretty simple to modify IE on windows and in theory it's simple to modify
Mozilla aswell (but the elements are still in the buggy portion so it's
not yet...)  If such improvements are important to, either make the
modification yourself or ask someone with the requisite knowledge for IE,
it would be a 10 minute job to modify it to show the expansion.

It's certainly not discriminatory against people, they are free to use
whatever tools they wish to access content.

Jim.
Received on Thursday, 22 November 2001 05:02:35 GMT

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