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Re: is javascript considered good wacg 2.0 practice?

From: Felix Miata <mrmazda@earthlink.net>
Date: Tue, 18 Dec 2012 12:13:43 -0500
Message-ID: <50D0A447.7060701@earthlink.net>
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
On 2012-12-18 08:25 (GMT-0800) John Foliot composed:

> Bandwidth problem addressed. Next?

Bandwidth problem partially addressed. Frequent Firefox updates, and updates 
for its supporting cast, require bandwidth too.

1.3M August release and current version
15M August release version
17M current version

In between v14 and v17 there were 5 16M Firefox update versions over about 4 
months. The nss, js and other supporting cast make the above FF bandwidth 
required a considerable understatement. Bandwidth isn't just about bytes 
either. Slow connections mean long periods of wait for each download to 
complete, and typically tying up precious connectivity during the wait.

Try a month of POTS yourself. Unplug your broadband modem for a month, and 
try a 28k phone modem in its stead. Or even a week, to remind you what no 
small part of accessibility means.

While you're at it, unplug your 26" display, and use a 14" one. Find a wired 
ball mouse to replace your wireless optical mouse too, and a wired keyboard 
with no more than 101 keys. Not every world wide web user gets a new computer 
every three years, or even every 10, or 20.
"The wise are known for their understanding, and pleasant
words are persuasive." Proverbs 16:21 (New Living Translation)

  Team OS/2 ** Reg. Linux User #211409 ** a11y rocks!

Felix Miata  ***  http://fm.no-ip.com/
Received on Tuesday, 18 December 2012 17:14:12 UTC

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