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Re: More scripting thoughts Pt. 2 (was RE: Accessible road maps)

From: Steven Dale <sdale@stevendale.com>
Date: Wed, 2 Jun 2004 17:03:10 -0400 (EDT)
Message-ID: <3356.129.174.36.240.1086210190.squirrel@www.stevendale.com>
To: <foliot@wats.ca>
Cc: <accessys@smart.net>, <Kurt_Mattes@bankone.com>, <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>

>> Where is the guideline that requires supporting ALL possible
>> configurations.  Do you also make the argument that all new MAC
>> software must work on an Apple II?  And let's not limit this to
>> the MAC platform.  Perhaps all new PC software should be required to
>> work on a Commadore 64 or PC running an 8086 chip as well as
>> it does on a PC using a P4 chip or the manufacturer should be
>> hauled into court.  Wonder if this would have any impact on
>> software development.
>>

We are not talking about programs here, we are talking documents.  I think
this is the crux of the scripting problem.  A WEBPAGE IS A DOCUMENT NOT A
PROGRAM.  If you want networking applications, write a program.  If you
want to convey information, use the web.

-Steve
Received on Wednesday, 2 June 2004 17:03:34 UTC

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