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Re: Screen readers - usage stats?

From: Ian Anderson <lists@zstudio.co.uk>
Date: Fri, 16 Apr 2004 22:47:40 +0100
Message-ID: <020901c423fc$7bb6ba00$0400a8c0@QUIXOTE>
To: <sdale@stevendale.com>
Cc: <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>

> I guess in the interest of WAI, we should
> declare these WGs as something of the mid 90s and put them to
pasture.  Oh
> wait, what is this WG I see here in WAI?  Could it be PFWG?  Hmmm
who are
> they?

The web centers on one thing: standalone resources with unique URIs.
That URI may point to an XML content management system, or one
document. It doesn't matter. The industry, and WCAG,  is centered on
the assumption that at the point of delivery, the *typical* case is
that you are serving a single HTML document as the primary content
element. I think most people are aware that other cases exist, but to
relate all these other activities automatically to versioning is
illogical. Versioning may have its place (may, I say...) in a certain
few niche applications, but so what? Pointing out a cow with three
legs does not refute the essential truth of the assertion "cows have
four legs".

> Why not? Did you research this out or just give it a "techie" label
> dismiss it?

You're going to have to take my word for it.

> Ummm, the web was a techie gimmick in 1990.  Anyone remember Gopher?

Yes. What's your point?
Received on Friday, 16 April 2004 17:57:33 UTC

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