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Re: [WebAIM] More data on accesskeys (New article written Nov. 1)

From: <pewtah@snafu.de>
Date: Sun, 5 Nov 2006 09:31:31 GMT
To: 'WebAIM Discussion List' <webaim-forum@list.webaim.org>, w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Message-ID: <E1GgeLj-000BVK-SY@sour.visp.de>

Hi Lachlan,

> Exactly!  Poor use and lack of support is a very good reasons to drop a 
> feature.  

That is not my point of view. In the case of the LINK element "lack of support" 
means for me "there are browsers not supporting all some HTML elements". And 
"poor use": there are browsers not supporting the LINK element, so a web 
developer does not implement them. There are so many web sites not providing 
the LINK element so browsers do not support them. Who should make the first 
step? It's like a deadlock.

Nobody would say "we don't need fire extinguishers because nearly no-one uses 
them and 99,9% of their lives they are only standing or hanging around". For 
the case a fire extinguisher is neccessary, or at least helpful, everybody 
would be happy about it. For me this is the same with the LINK element. Using 
the navigation bar in Opera browsing in a site is easier, time saving and 
faster for me (and more in Mozilla because Mozilla supports all link types). 

For me, the LINK element is the most underestimated HTML tag. If it is present 
I like to use it and I implement it in my web sites.

Martin Stehle
www.webaccessibility.de
Received on Sunday, 5 November 2006 09:31:47 UTC

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