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RE: Accessibility of "CHM" format resources

From: Cheryl D. Wise <cdwise@wiserways.com>
Date: Mon, 6 Jun 2005 10:39:06 -0500
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I must agree with you Tina I css is perfectly usable in its current state.
Espouses if "designers" would give up their quest for pixel perfect cross
platform, cross bower display and relax a bit about differences in
presentation.

This mania for XML  The "new"  native file format for office 12 will be XML.


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Cheryl D. Wise
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-----Original Message-----
From: Tina Holmboe

On  6 Jun, Orion Adrian wrote:

> Well frankly the W3C has been doing a lousy job of late. It took 6

  I agree - it pains me to look at WCAG 2 and XHTML 2.

> versions of HTML to get even close to an accessible spec. CSS still is 
> unusable for most of the web and requires such an act of contortion to 
> get anywhere near a desireable result.

  ... where?

  It's taken us 15 - *fifteen* - years of work getting to a point where
  the idea that "usable" means "getting the exact same look in all
  situations"?

  If not, I am happy to tell you that CSS works exceptionally well in
  real life situations *today* - *if* the person using it accepts two
  vital facts: graceful degradation is a must, not an option, and not
  all designs belong on the web[*]

  We have oodles of work left to us - in particular with the downwards
  spiral into meaningless complexity we seem to be on these days - but
  CSS isn't a field where the W3C deserve our scorn.[**]

  Me, and many with me, doubt accessibility - despite it's slightly
  skewed direction at the moment - would have seen much daylight had WAI
  not been involved.




 [*]
  Not all designs belong on paper, either. The design must be adapted to
  the medium; adapating the medium to the design as so many has struggled
  to do ever since 1990 is a futile effort.

 [**]
  Yes, it could be better. It could be MUCH better. So could browser
  support.

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