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Re: free/not free proprietary

From: David Woolley <david@djwhome.demon.co.uk>
Date: Fri, 3 May 2002 08:20:03 +0100 (BST)
Message-Id: <200205030720.g437K3x01414@djwhome.demon.co.uk>
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
> little javascript that is efficiently usable in a text-only enviroment
> other than form validation which will rarely have an accessibility gain,
                                   ^^^^
That should be "should".   A significant proportion of form validation in
the wild does not simply fall back onto server side validation but fails
to even submit the form - the "submit" button:

- isn't for the form that is actually submitted;
- doesn't exist at all (triggered by an on change). or

The main demand for Javascript support in text mode browsers is to allow
access to commercial quality sites, not to ones that are otherwise designed
for accessibility.  (Unfortunately many demanding it don't really understand
that the lable Javascript also implies document and browser object model
support, and therefore may require major rewriting of the browser.
Received on Friday, 3 May 2002 15:10:01 GMT

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