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RE: Pop-Ups

From: Phill Jenkins <pjenkins@us.ibm.com>
Date: Fri, 18 Oct 2002 09:58:37 -0500
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Message-ID: <OF6421ECCB.A4288246-ON86256C56.005110F2@pok.ibm.com>

Thanks John for my quote of the week:

<begin quote>
Popup windows will never be totally accessible,
there are too many configuration options which
negate this possibility; the same too with
JavaScript - there are numerous reasons why a
person would be using a device which does not
support JS.  In both instances, this is not
about disabilities, but rather about user choice
in determining which user agent they will employ
to access your content -
<end quote>

and may I repeat the punch line - "in both instances, this is not about

I believe I could also add CSS and other HTML tags to the list. target="
_top" is valid HTML isn't it?   No technology or markup will be totally
usable, playable, have the same results because there are too many
configuration options which negate the possibility of "totally working".
Software written for Linux doesn't always (heck, hardly ever) work on a
Windows machine, you're lucky it will even work on other Unix machines.
Why is there some expectations that web applications will work without the
proper support being there.  Grace transformation is a worthy concept, but
is not "totally" practical.

But, and it's a key concept, Pop-up's can be usable by individuals with
disabilities within certain constraints and configurations.  Same with
JavaScript.  That's what I'm working on, understanding the constraints and
configurations to make web technologies directly accessible to individuals
who have disabilities.

Phill Jenkins
Received on Friday, 18 October 2002 10:59:14 UTC

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