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Re: empty white screen instead of NBCOlympics site

From: Vadim Plessky <lucy-ples@mtu-net.ru>
Date: Wed, 26 Dec 2001 22:32:10 +0000
Message-Id: <200112261931.fBQJVkH23024@post.cnt.ru>
To: "WAI IG" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Cc: Kynn Bartlett <kynn-edapta@idyllmtn.com>
On Wednesday 26 December 2001 18:07, Kynn Bartlett wrote:
|   Vadim, check the mailing list archives.  There was previously a thread
|   about the Olympics site.  One of the main points that _I_ would like to

yes, and it was started by Michael R. Burks on Dec.11, 2001.
Or do you mean that there were several threads on Olympics site?
I use as mailer KMail (check mail's header, look for 'X-Mailer' field)
X-Mailer: KMail [version 1.3.1]

and KMail supports "threads" very well.
So, Michael's mail in wai-ig folder is just 2 raws before my answer/comment 
I know things look like very much different in MS Outlook, and that's Outlook 
guilty in breaking threads on all mailing lists, including this.

|   make is that random selection of a "target" and continued public
|   criticism of that target site's web design and coding is not productive,
|   nor is it the appropriate topic for this mailing list.

well, I do not think that Olympics site (wether it's "official" 
www.olympics.com or "tweaked by NBC" www.nbcolympics.com) is a regular site.
It will be used by millions of people, not like some low-traffic web site.
So posting like 
"http://www.angryflower.com/ is not rendered correctly with JavaScript 
enabled, but after disabling JS it renders O.K." is most likely off-topic 
here (BTW: it was real bug report I was looking at, you may check at 
http://bugs.kde.org/ and search for bug # 35622), but I think problem with 
Olympics site accessibility is On-Topic.
Anyway, let moderator to moderate this thread, please... ;-)

|   Other people have expressed, in the past, a desire to create a frontier
|   justice style mailing list, where anyone who wishes to can put up a
|   site for public lynching.  I think that if such a project needs to be
|   undertaken, it should be done off the WAI list, which isn't really

ok, send them to http://bugs.kde.org/ and ask them to file a bug report.
[but they should check first with Konqueror that there is a rendering problem]
And, by the way, I already filed bug report and received acknoledgement.
You can check it at 
and send comments/extra info to  <36513@bugs.kde.org>
|   suited for this kind of "shame them and talk about them behind their
|   backs" approach to increasing accessibility.

it's ok with me if creators of this site can show their face and post here.
Or at least to contact me off-list.
Most corporations do dirty work "behind your back", and in contrast to their 
dirty games, we are playing clean, fare game. And I post under my real name, 
with no fear that someone in Microsoft or NBC will dislike me.

And, until some companies put on web non-validated content, causing problems 
for web surfers, it's my *duty* to point out to those companies on these 
problems. And ask them to correct these mistakes.

|   --Kynn

Best Regards,

Vadim Plessky
http://kde2.newmail.ru  (English)
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Received on Wednesday, 26 December 2001 14:32:21 UTC

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