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Re: accessibility at risk on commercial sites:

From: Harry Loots <harry.loots@ieee.org>
Date: Fri, 29 Oct 2004 14:52:26 +0100
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Message-Id: <20041029135226.M82459@ieee.org>

Going back to the original point: 
>  We need for the giant commerce sites to provide access to a wider 
> range of user agents.  I've been writing to them as I find them but 
> there is a great reluctance in that community to widen their 
> audience.  Please help if you can.

I tend to do the same; if it does not work in Mozilla (browser of choice), i
write to site owners. 

More often than not, it has been a case of ignorance rather than arrogance.
Many developers are (still) unaware of the changes between javascript browser
sniffing as most commonly applied pre IE5.5/ Mozilla (and children), Opera 5+,
Safari etc - all of which have become DOM compliant. And very often site
owners are grateful for the feedback which allows them to have this corrected. 

Harry
Ikhaya Internet Consulting
mobile : +44 (0) 794 034 3919
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Good judgement comes from experience.
Experience, of course, is the result 
of poor judgement.
               - Geoff Tabin


---------- Original Message -----------
From: "david poehlman" <david.poehlman@handsontechnologeyes.com>
To: "wai-ig list" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Sent: Thu, 21 Oct 2004 14:55:36 -0400
Subject: accessibility at risk on commercial sites:

> Hi all,
> 
> I hope this finds its way to those who can help with it.  It seems 
> that an alarmingly growing number of ECommerce establishments are 
> denying access to users of user agents other than the latest 
> netscape or ie.  This does not bode well for universal accessibility 
> in that the users of user agents other than these is also growing. 
>  We need for the giant commerce sites to provide access to a wider 
> range of user agents.  I've been writing to them as I find them but 
> there is a great reluctance in that community to widen their 
> audience.  Please help if you can.
> 
> Thanks!
> 
> Johnnie Apple Seed
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