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Re: "untill user agents" retired?

From: Patrick H. Lauke <redux@splintered.co.uk>
Date: Tue, 31 Jan 2006 21:58:13 +0000
Message-ID: <43DFDD75.1060907@splintered.co.uk>
To: wai-ig list <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>

David Poehlman wrote:

> As I mentioned in my other message, older is not the issue.

No, it's "this is a W3C guideline on how to best use W3C standards and 
their accessibility features, but this user agent (old, new, whatever) 
does not follow W3C standards".

> Also, let's not forget that no matter how new the 
> technology, we'll always have the conditions and if we take some of the 
> things away which assist in mittigating those conditions, we've lost not 
> gained ground.  How about a base line with a fork?

The fork should only be: the techniques outlined in the guidelines are 
meant for user agents that understand and use W3C standards properly. 
For user agents which are flawed, here's a bunch of stop-gap solutions 
that may or may not work.

Again, it would be best to solve the problem at the source (get these 
new user agents to work properly, follow the standards, follow UAAG, 
etc) though.

Patrick H. Lauke
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