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Re: Accessible road maps

From: David Woolley <david@djwhome.demon.co.uk>
Date: Thu, 3 Jun 2004 08:29:21 +0100 (BST)
Message-Id: <200406030729.i537TLr01225@djwhome.demon.co.uk>
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org

> - or -  fix the one or two browsers that don't fully support the HTML 4.01 
> spec? For example, would it be more cost efficient for government to fund 

The HTML specification doesn't require scripting.  If it did require
scripting, it would have to specify both a scripting language and
a set of object models, otherwise the scripting still wouldn't work
as a Perl only browser would not work with a VBScript script and 
a Netscape JavaScript object model browser wouldn't work with a W3C
DOM Level 2 object model application.

(More generally, a lot of things that people think that HTML specifies
are just informative hints on how a visual browser might handle a 
construct - there is actually no requirement that all semantics be
represented to the user, and the most popular browser would be one of
the "one or two" broken ones if there were such a requirement.)
Received on Thursday, 3 June 2004 06:17:30 UTC

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