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RE: Layout versus data tables proposal for null summary attribute

From: John M Slatin <john_slatin@austin.utexas.edu>
Date: Fri, 27 Aug 2004 14:53:04 -0500
Message-ID: <C46A1118E0262B47BD5C202DA2490D1A033180CA@MAIL02.austin.utexas.edu>
To: "Patrick H. Lauke" <redux@splintered.co.uk>, <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>



-----Original Message-----

Patrick H. Lauke wrote:
<blockquote>

<blockquote>
Arguably it's IE that is the user agent, as it retrieves and renders the

content.
</blockquote>

Well, JAWS also retrieves and rends content. As an assistive technology,
JAWS is clearly included in the definition of "user agent" provided in
the Glossary for the User Agent Accessibility Guidelines 1.0, which is
what I quoted in my previous message:
> 
> <blockquote
cite="http://www.w3.org/TR/UAAG10/glossary.html#def-user-agent">
> ...
> 2. Any software that retrieves and renders Web content for users. This
may include Web browsers, media players, plug-ins,
> and other programs - including assistive technologies - that help in
retrieving and rendering Web content.
> </blockquote>

This suggests that there are two user agents operating in tandem, since
both IE and JAWS are retrieving and rendering content
.

John
Received on Friday, 27 August 2004 19:53:06 UTC

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