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RE: Media - Suit Over Airlines' Web Sites Tests Bounds of ADA

From: Phill Jenkins <pjenkins@us.ibm.com>
Date: Tue, 8 Oct 2002 11:42:20 -0500
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Message-ID: <OFC6117B9B.7988C36A-ON86256C4C.005A1562@pok.ibm.com>

>... IF you code to W3C formats I could
>pull out my (still working) Victor 9000, 8086 machine with Dos 2.1 and the
>old 300 baud modem and read and use the site....(when I first logged on to
>the net it was with a 16.5 baud modem, see I do believe some things are

OK Bob, where do we draw the line?

Can I use HTML 2.0, 3.2, 4.01, or XHTML?
Can I use W3C's SMIL?
Can I use W3C's CSS2?
Can I use any W3C specification?
Can I use any public standard? (i.e., gif, jpg,etc.)?
Can I use JavaScript? Why not, it's a public ECMA standard.

Why do you insist that the "problem" or "burden" is with the authors and
not the developers of Lynx that don't support all of the W3C and other
public standards?  Again I argue that it would be more effective to fix
Lynx than to fix the millions of applications already written.

and why do *you* get to decide that "a 16.5 baud modem" is obsolete? or
that a 300 baud isn't?
If I code to HTML 4 will your DOS 2.1 machine get it?

[again my personal opinions]
Received on Tuesday, 8 October 2002 12:42:57 UTC

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