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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.

http://download.opensuse.org/distribution/12.2/repo/oss/suse/i586/lynx-2.8.7-19.1.2.i586.rpm 
1.3M August release and current version
http://download.opensuse.org/distribution/12.2/repo/oss/suse/i586/MozillaFirefox-14.0.1-2.4.1.i586.rpm 
15M August release version
http://download.opensuse.org/update/12.2/i586/MozillaFirefox-17.0-2.25.1.i586.rpm 
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.
-- 
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Received on Tuesday, 18 December 2012 17:14:12 GMT

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