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Re: LIFT Text Transcoder

From: David Woolley <david@djwhome.demon.co.uk>
Date: Fri, 10 Mar 2006 07:26:40 +0000 (GMT)
Message-Id: <200603100726.k2A7QfW02898@djwhome.demon.co.uk>
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org

> Presumably if their layout was CSS based, though, you'd have the ability 
> to clean it up via user styles or similar.

In theory, maybe.  In practice, no.  Current browsers don't allow site
specific style sheets and even if they did, constructing one is a chore.
Also, one reason for using GUI browsers is that I am accessing from the
office were IT policies limit the available software, and the last time
I tried giving IE a custom style sheet it wasn't at all happy - if I
remember correctly I tried the specimen sheet from the CSS spec and
it crashed.

There are also bloat issues, in that the images that are sent are reduced
and the navigations bars are not physically sent.  I'm also not sure
whether typical browsers fetch images based on the HTML, or only
fetch them if they have to render them.

Looking at the main news page, though, whilst the core pages are Betsie
aware, they still use b for headings!
Received on Friday, 10 March 2006 07:26:46 GMT

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