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Re: Frames and accessibility: opinions please

From: Access Systems <accessys@smart.net>
Date: Fri, 26 Apr 2002 17:57:20 -0400 (EDT)
To: Phill Jenkins <pjenkins@us.ibm.com>
cc: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.21.0204261752580.17650-100000@smarty.smart.net>
On Fri, 26 Apr 2002, Phill Jenkins wrote:

> >   I run Lynx on linux.   it is a very basic system that is generally
> > accepted as the basic accessible system (as per sec 508) that needs to
> > provided access.
> 
> The Access Board guidance regarding FRAMES does not mention NOFRAMES, only
> See http://www.access-board.gov/sec508/guide/1194.22.htm#(i)
> 
> Lynx on Linux is not mentioned as the basic accessible system either.

ok some confusion,  Lynx is a minimum that must be met according to the
specs (and somewhere in the narrative it mentions it but I can't find it
at the moment)  the fact that I'm running it on a Linux OS is not
important Lynx on DOS would be just the same, but I mention the Linux to
illustrate that any solutions MUST be OS neutral and not depend on
proprietary software that is not provided free.

> Wouldn't it be less expensive to fix Lynx's current inability to support
> the complete HTML standard that to ask the many web developers to provide a
> noframes version?

well you can access frames, but unless the sec 508 information is provided
all you get is 
FRAME: top
FRAME: right
FRAME: bottom
FRAME: left

  now that is not very usefull. 

> Of course that wouldn't fix all the other non-accessibility problems with
> frames <frown>

frames and Javascript not sure which I dislike the most

Bob

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