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

From: david poehlman <poehlman1@comcast.net>
Date: Wed, 2 Jun 2004 17:13:30 -0400
Message-ID: <005d01c448e6$752e19d0$6401a8c0@DAVIDPC>
To: <sdale@stevendale.com>, <foliot@wats.ca>
Cc: <accessys@smart.net>, <Kurt_Mattes@bankone.com>, <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>

sadly though there are many web apps today.  The difference between the
functional needs of the web though whether it be as app or document is that
it is as bob says, World Wide.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Steven Dale" <sdale@stevendale.com>
To: <foliot@wats.ca>
Cc: <accessys@smart.net>; <Kurt_Mattes@bankone.com>; <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Sent: Wednesday, June 02, 2004 5:03 PM
Subject: Re: More scripting thoughts Pt. 2 (was RE: Accessible road maps)



>> 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 17:13:59 UTC

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