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Re: WCAG 2.0 and scripting

From: Isofarro <lists@isofarro.uklinux.net>
Date: Thu, 27 Sep 2007 20:25:52 +0100
Message-ID: <46FC03C0.5030808@isofarro.uklinux.net>
To: "Accessys@smart.net" <accessys@smart.net>
Cc: Harry Loots <harry.loots@ieee.org>, w3c-wai-ig@w3.org

Accessys@smart.net wrote:
> On Thu, 27 Sep 2007, Isofarro wrote:
> 
>> Accessys@smart.net wrote:
>>> one of the major advantages of Linux and EMACSpeak is that it is
>>> little or no cost...and it is a full featured modern AT.
>> Calling it a full featured modern AT seems a misnomer if it has problems
>> dealing with websites that use JavaScript.
> 
> it is text based.

There's no valid implication that JavaScript is "not text based". Dom is 
nothing more than the representation of a text markup in an object form 
for easy manipulation by script. The very nature of HTML as a text 
markup language is not changed, blocked or hindered by a scripting 
language that changes the text and markup dynamically.

A tool that cannot cater for an HTML document that changes dynamically 
is neither fully featured, nor modern.
Received on Thursday, 27 September 2007 19:26:20 GMT

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