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Re: Fresh start? Re: Minimal Browser Capabilities

From: Jim Ley <jim@jibbering.com>
Date: Fri, 28 Dec 2001 01:29:57 -0000
Message-ID: <01b901c18f42$12c999a0$dc4001d5@7020CT>
To: <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
 "Charles McCathieNevile"
> Yep, this is an important issue. How often is it reasonable to expect
users
> to upgrade their software, their hardware, or their knowledge?
>
> In the discussion that took place in teh WCAG group, one of the points I
> think was important was that it is at least as important to work out
what are
> the criteria for deciding if a feature is sufficiently available that we
> demand that the user learn to use it. For example does it need to be
> available in one free browser for each platform? Or does it need to be
> avalable in IE (which is not a multi-platform browser - it is available
on
> two platforms and the versions are effectively different pieces of
software)?
> Or does it need to be available for at least two years?

I believe it's available on 4 platforms (Win32, Mac,Solaris, and PocketPC)
but it's also 4 seperate browsers with an entire different codebase
(unlike NN, or Mozilla) which share only a name.

Jim.
Received on Thursday, 27 December 2001 20:50:19 GMT

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