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Re: Jakob Nielsen's PDF format report

From: Scott Luebking <phoenixl@sonic.net>
Date: Tue, 25 Dec 2001 10:52:32 -0800
Message-Id: <200112251852.fBPIqWaI002682@newbolt.sonic.net>
To: kynn-edapta@idyllmtn.com, phoenixl@sonic.net, poehlman1@home.com, w3c-wai-ig@w3.org

I might be wrong, but I heard that one of the reasons that the Jakob
Nielsen report was in PDF was because it has some feature which
can lock the file or limits its copying.  If I minderstood, then
that's a different set of issues.

Why can't WAI funds be used to make accessible some key relevant documents
which are inaccessible?  Perhaps the question to ask is why was the
research done by someone not working with WAI.  Why wasn't WAI
supporting such research before someone else started doing it?


> the alternative is simple.  It would not have cost them much on the
> scale of things if they didn't want to do it in house or could not do it
> in house to turn it over to someone who could produce it in an widely
> accessible form.  I do not think it is the job of the wai to undertak
> paying for all the inaccessible documents out there to be made
> accessible.  I'd have done it for him for comparitive peanuts if he'd
> but asked.
Received on Tuesday, 25 December 2001 13:52:38 UTC

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