W3C home > Mailing lists > Public > w3c-wai-ig@w3.org > October to December 2001

RE: Fwd from CHI-WEB: Amazon's version for the Visually Impaired

From: Michael R. Burks <mburks952@worldnet.att.net>
Date: Fri, 14 Dec 2001 10:13:14 -0500
To: "SHARPE, Ian" <Ian.SHARPE@cambridge.sema.slb.com>, "WAI \(E-mail\)" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <NEBBJFEIALPLCLHAPJAIAEMGFOAA.mburks952@worldnet.att.net>

if you are dreaming I would venture to say it is a dream most of us share!


Mike Burks

-----Original Message-----
From: w3c-wai-ig-request@w3.org [mailto:w3c-wai-ig-request@w3.org]On
Behalf Of SHARPE, Ian
Sent: Friday, December 14, 2001 6:04 AM
To: WAI (E-mail)
Subject: Re: Fwd from CHI-WEB: Amazon's version for the Visually

Before I put a cat amongst the pigeons let me say that I personally
completely agree with everything that has been said regarding alternative
text-only or accessible sites by other list members and for the reasons
given. There is no reason why a well designed site can satisfy both camps.

However, consider a site created dynamically from XML using XSLT. If a site
happens to provide several XSL style sheets which present THE SAME data in
various ways, one being a text-only version for example, is this not simply
just offering ALL users the choice to view the information in a particular
way? In the past it has not been practical to do this but we are all
profiled and given the opportunity to personalize our pages on sites like
Altavista for example. Is this simply the next logical progression giving
the "customer" what they want? Obviously this doesn't apply to Amazon's
alternative site from previous comments but I would be interested to know
what other people feel about this approach? Am I dreaming?


This email is confidential and intended solely for the use of the
individual to whom it is addressed. Any views or opinions presented are
solely those of the author and do not necessarily represent those of
If you are not the intended recipient, be advised that you have received
email in error and that any use, dissemination, forwarding, printing, or
copying of this email is strictly prohibited.

If you have received this email in error please notify the SchlumbergerSema
Helpdesk by telephone on +44 (0) 121 627 5600.
Received on Friday, 14 December 2001 10:15:31 UTC

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.3.1 : Tuesday, 13 October 2015 16:21:15 UTC