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Re: Clear communication: (was RE: Re: Accessibility of "CHM" format resources)

From: Orion Adrian <orion.adrian@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 7 Jun 2005 13:45:14 -0400
Message-ID: <abd6c80105060710455fae4af7@mail.gmail.com>
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org

Personally if a dictator could actually provide a Utopia, so be it.
I'd back them all the way. But my Utopia is probably different than
yours.

I think a lot of people merge cause and effect with correlation.
Things maybe highly correlated, but that doesn't mean one causes the
other. States with dictators have a high correlation with states that
have human rights abuses, but one does not cause the other
necessarily.

To me there is a lesson in that. Holding the means higher than the end
causes problems. That doesn't mean we shouldn't have a healthy respect
for long term effect of certain means, but what it does mean is that
the avoidance of certain means and the adoption of certain means need
to be taken with a certain amount of skepticism. That and the pros and
cons of means can change without anyone ever noticing.

Open Standards seem like a good idea, but one should not assume they always are.
XML seems like a good idea for everything, butone should not assume it
always is.
Incremental rendering seems like a good idea, but one should not
assume it always is.

All I'm saying is keep an open mind and do not turn ideas about
technology into a belief structure.

Orion Adrian

On 6/7/05, Ineke van der Maat <inekemaa@xs4all.nl> wrote:
> Hello Orion,
> 
> Sorry i was a bit unclear about Windows.
> 
> > I'm not quite sure what this means. Are you pro-communist? Or do you
> > simply admire a company that is communist in a democratic state? Or is
> > this sarcasm? Here I am lost. I also do not understand the additional
> > point about patents.
> 
> No I am absolute not a communist and  I hate firms that want to be the
> biggest in the liberal market whith means that don't seem very
> beneficial/democratic for others as possessing patents. It does not help the
> world as a whole to a higher level.. It is only beneficial for it's own
> firm.
> 
> You are speaking about CHM and i heard that Windows also registered as
> patent some help issues of Windows  for some times in Australia.  So open
> source as html is, is CHM probably not...and is not for all platforms. So
> how accessible is it?
> 
> 
> Greetings
> Ineke van der Maat
> 
> 
> 
> 
>
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