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Re: window.print ()

From: Jonathan Chetwynd <j.chetwynd@btinternet.com>
Date: Fri, 30 May 2003 06:40:40 +0100
Cc: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
To: David Woolley <david@djwhome.demon.co.uk>
Message-Id: <3F9A9968-9261-11D7-AD81-0003939B5AD0@btinternet.com>

David,

Please stop personalising this, I am not alone. The programmable web is 
here.
What isn't, is the accessible programmable web, and sticking one's head 
in the sand won't create it either.

Jonathan


On Thursday, May 29, 2003, at 09:49  pm, David Woolley wrote:

>
>> for the elderly, children and those with a learning disability.
>           ^^^^^^^
>> Don't forget that when we are old something else will need to be 
>> learnt
>> by us, and its very dull if there is only one way to skin the cat.
>
> My experience is that the elderly will write themselves little sets of
> intructions.  You can only do that if the instructions work for every
> site, which is the case using the built in controls.  The instructions
> also need to be short, which means that there must be simple and
> consistent rules for identifying links, even if there is a lobby that
> thinks that designers have a fundamental right to use many different
> presentations for links.
>
> More generally, what you are trying to do is work round user agent
> limitations by trying to put programs into documents, and moreover, 
> rather
> than campaigning to fix the user agents, you are campaigning to have 
> the
> user agents better handle your work arounds.  It may be a fact of 
> economics
> that doing things properly is just not going to get funded, but I think
> you are campaigning for features that are going to lead to more
> abuses, not less.
>
> With regard to the Flash, I think the Flash pages you are looking at
> are designed for people with good intrinsic literacy skills.  If they
> are aimed at the under 6s, they are using the natural ability to learn
> languages at that age.  If they are aimed at teens and young adults,
> they may be relying on a rebellion against school teaching, but they
> are also relying on the ability to learn a peer group language for 
> which
> the exclusion of older generations may even be considered an advantage.
>
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