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Re: User Testing of Accessiblity Features

From: David Woolley <forums@david-woolley.me.uk>
Date: Thu, 30 Aug 2007 22:39:15 +0100
Message-ID: <46D73903.606@david-woolley.me.uk>
To: WAI Interest Group list <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>

Tighe K. Lory wrote:

> So why put useless stuff on the page in the first place?  If it is there it
> should be useful, if it is useful, we need to know it is there.
Unfortunately, its quite often there to convey a message that isn't 
supportable by the facts and may even be illegal to state explicitly. 
(E.g. smoking makes you attractive to the opposite sex (although UK 
advertising law does have some restrictions on imagery used in smoking 
adverts, e.g. a minimum age of, I think, 26.)  Although people talk 
about conveying information, the main purpose of many commercial sites 
is to propagate a brand image, not to provide facts.

David Woolley
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