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Re: Screen readers - usage stats?

From: Nick Kew <nick@webthing.com>
Date: Fri, 16 Apr 2004 14:55:26 +0100 (BST)
To: Steven Dale <sdale@stevendale.com>
Cc: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.53.0404161450130.1133@hugin.webthing.com>

On Fri, 16 Apr 2004, Steven Dale wrote:

> Back off bud,


> >> You might try asking a survey online....
>   I was responding to someone asking how to get usage stats for open source.

And I was responding to the idea that an online survey might give you
meaningful results.  Not a hope in hell.

> I, as a developer with some open source projects, know how proud of their
> work they are.  It was said in a helpful way and reflected no defamitory
> remarks to those who use or develop open source applications.

I never suggested otherwise.

> > Neither can those many developers and users who, for example, take a
> > path of least resistance by having Konqueror identify itself as MSIE.
> I know not why Konqueror takes that path and I dont wish to speculate on
> that.

To avoid being locked out by clueless websites that read a User-Agent
string and tell you your browser is unsupported.  That's an FAQ.

Nick Kew

Nick's manifesto: http://www.htmlhelp.com/~nick/
Received on Friday, 16 April 2004 10:15:39 UTC

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