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Re: Screen readers - usage stats?

From: Steven Dale <sdale@stevendale.com>
Date: Fri, 16 Apr 2004 18:23:53 -0400 (EDT)
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Cc: <sdale@stevendale.com>, <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>

Ian Anderson said:
> That URI may point to an XML content management system, or one
> document.

You mean URL,  URI is the actual document ID, URL points to the 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.

And how this document is rendered should have no impact on the content
that this document is carrying.  The rendering could be changed at the
server in the case of XML publishing systems, or on the client with CSS
and even XSL with javascript onload, or both.  What I am getting at is the
seperation of content and how it is displayed (rendered)

> 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".
What?? What are you trying to say here?

>> Why not? Did you research this out or just give it a "techie" label
> and
>> dismiss it?
> You're going to have to take my word for it.

I take your word for the whining about inadquacies of the CSS and XML
about as much as you say you did research.  Now, given concrete problems,
maybe someone can help.  Whining about the technology in general will get
no help.

>> Ummm, the web was a techie gimmick in 1990.  Anyone remember Gopher?
> Yes. What's your point?

My point is technology advances from an idea, to a gimmick, to a standard
accepted use.
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