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Re: Multiple versions of a web page

From: Vadim Plessky <lucy-ples@mtu-net.ru>
Date: Mon, 24 Dec 2001 22:47:06 +0000
Message-Id: <200112242009.fBOK9jH31122@post.cnt.ru>
To: Scott Luebking <phoenixl@sonic.net>, w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
On Monday 24 December 2001 16:19, Scott Luebking wrote:
|   The statement:
|       "If one follows the guidelines for the end result no matter how that
|       end result is achieved and if that end result validates and if
|       propper human judgement is employed, than the accessibility as a
|       result of that effort is vastly improved."
|   in a way goes back to the question that I was asked by some CHI-WEB
|   people, especially in light of Jakob Nielsen's report.  How much

I apologize in advance, but who is Jakob Nielsen and where I can find his 
Why do you think that his report is important?
(I subscribed to this list on Dec.4th, 2001, so may be I missed beginning of 
this dicussion)

|   is accessibility improved by the guidelines?  How is this improvement
|   measured?  Why did Jakob Nielsen's report have its own list of
|   recommendations?

Good question, by the way! :-)
|   I also believe that my statement on who serves who is not being
|   understood within the context it was made.
|   Scott

about "accessibility improved by guidelines"
I think that CSS is a key part for good web design, and is a key (but not 
*the key*) for accessibility.
Unfortunately, you can easily make CSS stylesheet badly designed - and even 
Validator (I mean here, CSS validator) can't prevent you going in wrong 
Problem is caused by the fact that ... CSS specification is badly designed.
If you want to know *why* - check www-style mailing list.
In aprticular, "How is it possible to devise such a feeble system?" thread 
started by Jesse McCarthy on Oct.24, 2001.
Have a nice reading! :-))

How to fix this?
I guess we need to fix CSS specification first, than fix other issues.
CSS3 is even worser than CSS3, so I think it either should be completely 
scratched and started from the beginning, or completely re-designed.
Second is less painfull and is the way to go.

Vadim Plessky
http://kde2.newmail.ru  (English)
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Received on Monday, 24 December 2001 15:10:19 UTC

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