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RE: Hiding email addresses in an accessible way

From: Jon Hanna <jon@spin.ie>
Date: Mon, 18 Aug 2003 15:20:42 +0100
To: "Dwight H. Barbour" <dbs@dbsolutions.net>, "Scarlett Julian \(ED\)" <Julian.Scarlett@sheffield.gov.uk>, <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>

> For those of you in the US Federal Government, this could also be said:
> "A good government web site will comply with Section 508 sub section
> 1194.22 (web applications).  The use of mailto: would not be as clean and
> would require compliance with an additional sub section 1194.21
> (client-side applications).  Web aps should be web aps, not web aps plus
> client-side aps.

mailto: URIs do not make an application a client-side app; they provide
information which can be processed by another application, which may or may
not be a client-side app. This no more violates some concept of what a web
application is or is not than the fact that many of them feature
human-readable text that must be processed by a brain rather than another
part of the web-app.

The application that may process the mailto: URI would need to comply with
1194.21 if appropriate, but that's not your problem.
Received on Monday, 18 August 2003 10:16:23 UTC

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