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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 17:20:14 -0400 (EDT)
Message-ID: <3362.>
To: <andrew_kirkpatrick@wgbh.org>
Cc: <sdale@stevendale.com>, <foliot@wats.ca>, <accessys@smart.net>, <Kurt_Mattes@bankone.com>, <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>

Sure Andrew,  When you deposit money into your bank account at the branch,
what do you do before seeing the teller?  You complete a deposit slip.  Is
the deposit slip a process?  No, the teller does the work.  Same with the
online bill payment.  The web is a form (document) to gather information
to hand to a program (on the back end) to work with.


Andrew Kirkpatrick said:
>>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.
> I have a hard time agreeing with that statement. When I use online
> banking to pay a bill, is that an application or a document?  An
> interface to an application?
> Can you define document and application?
> --
> Andrew Kirkpatrick, Project Manager
> WGBH National Center for Accessible Media
> http://ncam.wgbh.org
> 617.300.4420
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