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Re: LIFT Text Transcoder

From: David Woolley <david@djwhome.demon.co.uk>
Date: Wed, 8 Mar 2006 07:24:36 +0000 (GMT)
Message-Id: <200603080724.k287OaR01953@djwhome.demon.co.uk>
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org

> Can someone please explain to me the difference between having the server 
> dynamically produce the text only web page and the results of browsing the 
> page with the text only browser, such as Lynx? 

The main difference is that the Lynx user can still fetch the picture
if the alternative text was missing or inappropriate and can read
the scripting if scripting has been used for some fundamental purpose
and stripped by the filter.  Basically it removes control from the
user.

Having said that, I will always go to the Betsie page on core BBC 
web pages (BBC Betsie doesn't produce purely text only pages), when
using a GUI browser, simply because the layout is cleaner.  If I'm
on a BBC regional page, this is much less likely to work as the authors
are not accessibility aware and are likely to use constructs that
break when filtered by Betsie.
Received on Wednesday, 8 March 2006 07:38:17 GMT

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