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From: Steven Dale <sdale@stevendale.com>
Date: Tue, 22 Jun 2004 00:56:57 -0400 (EDT)
Message-ID: <1349.>
To: <gdeering@acslink.net.au>
Cc: <sdale@stevendale.com>, <lois@lois.co.uk>, <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>


   I am getting ready to play around with Cocoon with an eye towards
Accessiblity.  I believe it would be a great tool if we can get it
working in a best practices type of way.  Have you played with it?   I
was involved a couple years ago when developing web content for both
the PCs and WAP phones.  I think it would be great to tailor the page
output based upon the user's preferences.


Geoff Deering said:
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Steven Dale
>> That is what Macromedia Contribute does.  Unfortunately, they don't
>> allow you to forcibly make the content accessible.  After making a
>> piece of content available to be edited via Contribute, they can apply
>> styles with the bold button, they can use font instead of Hx tags,
>> etc.  If you find an answer Geoff please let me know for I am in the
>> same boat here.
>> -Steve
> Oh thanks, well at least that is another step in the right direction.
> But, personally, I don't see much future for front end tools (I'm not
> optimistic), their track record is rather poor, IMHO.  My hope is for
> Cocoon/Lenya BitFlux type solutions so that there is no access to front
> end code, only back delivery, and that also suits targeted media better
> too. It's just that those solutions come with a HUGE architecture.
> Axkit's Callisto seems to be in hibernation.
> As the ATAG list knows I also have big issues with the state of users
> working with web form based CMSs.
> I don't mind that us developers have to work hard to develop good
> quality sites, but the tools that around for the average user who is
> just a content contributor are sadly poorly supported.  This type of
> thing, in this day and age should not be the issue it is.
> Also, another one to work with is the Blogger style editors that connect
> via SOAP and the Blogger API like w.blogger.
> Regards
> Geoff
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