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Re: LIFT Text Transcoder

From: Patrick H. Lauke <redux@splintered.co.uk>
Date: Tue, 07 Mar 2006 23:33:55 +0000
Message-ID: <440E1863.7020105@splintered.co.uk>
To: WAI Interest Group <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>

Phill Jenkins wrote:

> So, is there anything wrong for a company to offer a dynamically text 
> generated page - not in my mind. In fact, it may offers functionality to 
> users who don't have the functionality on their client.

This begs the question: who are the users that require a pure text-only 
version? Specifically: which users who don't have access to a text-only 
browser or screen reader / brailler need a text-only version?

Are they using lynx because they're in a DOS environment? In this 
scenario, their use of lynx would not be by choice, and - all other 
things being equal - the server-generated page, viewed through lynx, 
would give no additional benefit (it may even be worse).

Forgive me if I'm missing the obvious answer, but I can't come up with a 

Patrick H. Lauke
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