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RE: Scripting (was RE: Accessible road maps)

From: Steven Dale <sdale@stevendale.com>
Date: Wed, 2 Jun 2004 16:32:47 -0400 (EDT)
Message-ID: <3342.129.174.36.240.1086208367.squirrel@www.stevendale.com>
To: <foliot@wats.ca>
Cc: <joeclark@joeclark.org>, <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>

You see my point John.

And Joe,
>> Someone here is really trying to get us to believe that JavaScript is
>> *eeevil*? How 1999. This guy must work on WCAG.
How nice of you to cut the rest of my message off.  Geeee someone must
really want to be the expert here because his name is on a book.  A book
that has been rejected for the next session of a class that I took btw. 
Rejected?  Why??  For the same reason he wants scripting.... all
emotional, no substance.

-Steve


John Foliot - WATS.ca said:
>
>>
>> > Again, I have yet to receive one example of client side scripts
>> solving a
>> > problem that cannot be solved alternatively and is fully accessible.
>>
>> "Again, I have yet to receive one example of CSS design solving a
>> problem that cannot be solved alternatively and is fully accessible."
>>
>> Someone here is really trying to get us to believe that JavaScript is
>> *eeevil*? How 1999. This guy must work on WCAG.
>>
>
> Well then Joe, give the guy the answer he seeks - one example of a
> client side script which solves a problem that cannot be done in a
> different, more accessible manner.  If you cannot, then your position
> cannot be defended - put up or ....
>
> It's not that JavaScript itself is evil, only indiscriminate usage of it
> is. Too often we see poor to horrid uses of JavaScript which cause
> usability/accessibility issues - and this you cannot deny.  So Steven
> simply asks - put forward a good reason to encourage and maintain client
> side scripting.  Once this has been defended (if it can be) we need to
> ensure that good, accessible examples exist so that the teaching mandate
> of WCAG may be advanced.
>
> <challenge>
> But don't just sit there and say you know better 'cause you wrote a
> book. Defend your response - these one-line toss offs do nothing for any
> of us. </challenge>
>
> JF
> --
> John Foliot  foliot@wats.ca
> Web Accessibility Specialist / Co-founder of WATS.ca
> Web Accessibility Testing and Services
> http://www.wats.ca   1.866.932.4878 (North America)
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