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Re: Standards Compliant = No support for NN4?

From: Bill Mason <w3c@accessibleinter.net>
Date: Wed, 19 Jun 2002 07:01:34 -0700
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To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org

At 04:51 AM 06/19/2002, Tina Marie Holmboe wrote:
> > 3) You add a paragraph at the top of the page (in a style hidden using the
> > stylesheet) that explains that the page will look plain, but still be
> > readable, for non-standards compliant browsers.
>   This is the bit I'd have an issue with. This paragraph would indeed be
>   hidden from standards-compliant browsers -- in as far as we define a
>   standards compliant browser to be a "css compliant" browser.
>   The paragraph would be visible/audible/tactilely available to very
>   standards compliant browsers who do not support CSS.

To be fair to A List Apart, they do not say that if their pages look plain 
to you then you're using a non-standards compliant browser.  Their text reads:

"This site's design is only visible in a graphical browser that supports 
web standards (link to WaSP there), but its content is accessible to any 
browser or Internet device."

I'd also like to throw out there this resource for CSS layout templates for 

I haven't tried any of them yet, so I can't vouch for them.

Bill Mason
Accessible Internet
Received on Wednesday, 19 June 2002 10:04:18 UTC

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