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Re: Dynamic Websites

From: Joshue O Connor <joshue.oconnor@ncbi.ie>
Date: Fri, 12 Dec 2008 12:56:45 +0000
Message-ID: <49425F8D.1060008@ncbi.ie>
To: forums@david-woolley.me.uk
Cc: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org

David Woolley wrote:
> Joshue O Connor wrote:
>> Basically, it is perfectly ok to use JS in developing web applications,
>> it just has to be done in a certain way, progressively enhanced
>> applications being an example.
> But that is not how real world web sites are designed.  Typically the
> initial spec calls for lots of gimmicks.  This get compromised slightly
> when the coders say it is too difficult.  Finally  accessibility gets
> bolted on, as an afterthought.  (In the case of intranet applications,
> it gets bolted on when a customer demands it.)

I agree. I do think that in order to progress things we need to look at
technologies in context and rather than limiting use because of poor
application I would rather try to provide awareness about where the
pitfalls are as well as focusing on the useful things a technology like
JS can do.

Also apologies to David Dorward as he had mentioned Chris's YouTube work
in a previous mail.




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