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Re: Minimal Browser Capabilities

From: David Poehlman <poehlman1@home.com>
Date: Wed, 26 Dec 2001 18:44:03 -0500
Message-ID: <001401c18e67$37ec6720$c2f20141@mtgmry1.md.home.com>
To: "WAI-IG" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>, "Joe Clark" <joeclark@joeclark.org>, "Kynn Bartlett" <kynn-edapta@idyllmtn.com>
the point I am dealing with is the point that it does not meet uaag and
what does and yada yada yada.  The fact is that and simply that.  I made
no other statements about what you said or did not say.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Kynn Bartlett" <kynn-edapta@idyllmtn.com>
To: "David Poehlman" <poehlman1@home.com>; "WAI-IG" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>;
"Joe Clark" <joeclark@joeclark.org>
Sent: Wednesday, December 26, 2001 6:11 PM
Subject: Re: Minimal Browser Capabilities

At 6:17 PM -0500 12/26/01, David Poehlman wrote:
>to settle this, we take a passage from uaag its self.  It is not
>of the evildry of lynx that it is not a target:


I've read the doc, BTW.

>As we developped the document, lynx was one of our guide posts becaue
>has many features to point to that satisfy uaag requirements if not
>checkpoints.  I'm not deffending lynx here but would be proud if I was
>because lynx was where I began my work on the web and my interaction
>with it and to which I still return often.  I wanted to provide the
>from which my rather veague statement flowed.

Except that still doesn't mean it satisfies UAAG, nor does it mean it's
accessible, nor does it mean it has full features that you should expect
from a web browser.

See, it's like this.  If you're going to disagree with a point I make,
you at least should argue against that point.  My point was that Lynx is
not a good minimal browser because it doesn't do what we expect browsers
to be able to do.  The fact that it's so much NOT a browser that it
doesn't even qualify as such under UAAG is supporting evidence for my

It's okay, though; I understand that some people really aren't
in an examination of what Lynx can do or _should_ do, and are happy to
continue telling people "if it works in Lynx, then it's accessible!"

Carry on.  I'm done with this conversation; y'all win!


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