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RE: Steve Pemberton's Reflections "Go Away"

From: Michael R. Burks <mburks952@worldnet.att.net>
Date: Thu, 25 Jul 2002 12:17:23 -0400
To: "Nissen, Dan E" <Dan.Nissen@UNISYS.com>, <w3c-wai-ig@w3c.org>
Message-ID: <NEBBJFEIALPLCLHAPJAIKEIHIGAA.mburks952@worldnet.att.net>
My reaction is this.

Many of those who set  the standards are not the ones who have to implement
them.  This is regardless of who they represent.  They do not do the day to
day work and have no idea of what the 'real world' problems are.  They are
geeks talking to geeks and until recently have do a very poor job of
communicating with the folks who do the job of implementing these standards.
They have been told that they have to communicate to managers and others who
have the responsibility of managing these processes.

Until Kathleen Anderson started to work closely with the W3C on
accessibility issues I saw little hope of this ever happening.  Kathleen
brings a new ray of hope.  Many others who tried to get this message across
were ignored, or worse.  Hopefully people will listen to Kathleen.

Sincerely,

Mike Burks
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  Sent: Wednesday, July 24, 2002 9:29 AM
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  Subject: Steve Pemberton's Reflections "Go Away"


  For those of you with ACM Digital Library Access, here is the reference
http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/543434.543457

  The leader of the HTML activity for W3C says that it is easy for builders
of Web Sites to make all browsers work well.  Just follow the standards.

  I read this and sent the author a note on how difficult it might be to
just follow standards, and make it work in the real world.  Anybody else
have reactions to this article in light of our discussions here?  Does he
have the right answer?

  Regards,
  Dan Nissen
  Manager
  Database Environmental and Optimization Software
  Unisys Central Development Laboratory
  Roseville, MN USAmerica
  Net2 524-5131  +1(651)635-5131
  Fax +1(651)635-5544
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