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Re: Banning and Guidelines V Techniques

From: Kerstin Goldsmith <kerstin.goldsmith@oracle.com>
Date: Fri, 04 Jun 2004 14:44:18 -0700
Message-ID: <40C0ED32.1060303@oracle.com>
To: Matt May <mcmay@w3.org>
Cc: sdale@stevendale.com, w3c-wai-ig@w3.org

This is more or less my position as well.  Thanks Steven for stating it 
rather well.


Matt May wrote:

> This is more or less exactly what my position is on the subject. I'm 
> going to be working with a number of JavaScript developers in the next 
> couple of weeks to work out example scripts which degrade gracefully 
> or otherwise don't interfere with assistive technology. And then, 
> we're going to test them, document them, and release the scripts 
> freely. The View Source JavaScript developers will use whatever they 
> can find that works, so we may as well give them something that meets 
> our requirements.
> (This is technically a top post. Joe will deal.)
> -
> m
> On Jun 3, 2004, at 12:22 PM, Steven Dale wrote:
>> I see arguements for banning and not banning client side scripts.  But I
>> think the issue can can be solved.  I believe most web designers when 
>> told
>> to be wary about using scripts and given examples of how to use them
>> correctly and examples with factual based documentation on why some
>> scripts break the accessibility issues, would do the correct approach.
>> Do we want to ban scripting in the guidelines?  I think that artifically
>> closes the door.  I think the guidelines should say something such as
>> "Scripts should be USED WITH CAUTION and must degrade gracefully in
>> regards to the information presented/attained."  And leave it to that.
>> NOW I think the techniques should be the crux of the work for the 
>> where they can document AS MUCH AS THEY POSSIBLY CAN on best 
>> practices, ok
>> practices, and problem practices.  I think if there was an example of 
>> how
>> to do an accessible rollover, and people knew where to look for
>> techniques, most would copy and implement the example.
>> I think the time spent debating whether or not to ban this or that is a
>> waste.  I think if you get enough examples of good and bad solutions to
>> problems, it will become obvious.
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