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Re: Creating an accessible Table of Contents

From: Olaf Drümmer <olaf@druemmer.com>
Date: Fri, 1 Mar 2013 17:37:44 +0100
Cc: Olaf Drümmer <olaf@druemmer.com>, Ramón Corominas <listas@ramoncorominas.com>, Vivienne CONWAY <v.conway@ecu.edu.au>
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To: accessys@smart.net, "w3c-wai-ig@w3.org list" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Hi Bob,

another fact that seems to missing in the picture:

after an experience that has probably been trouble some to Microsoft (when the state government in Massachusetts was about to ban Microsoft office products for public procurement because the underlying file format specifications were not publicly available) Microsoft in February 2008 published specifications for all their office formats - see http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc313118.aspx for an overview. 

Olaf


Am 1 Mar 2013 um 16:44 schrieb accessys@smart.net:

> 
> and maybe a lot of the shouting should be at microsoft which has intentionally sabatoged the "open document format" which is accessible and freely avaliable to all.  except that MS has blocked it from the windows system by default.   even documents produced by libre or open office on a windows computer and saved in open document format cannot often be read by the same machine if using word.
> and MS will not release any of it's code for access sharing among OS's (not that I would expect them to) but they shouldn't sabatoge the naturally occuring accessible formats that haven't paid windows licensing fees.
> 
> Bob
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> On Fri, 1 Mar 2013, [iso-8859-1] Olaf Drümmer wrote:
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>> I simply believe the burden to make operating systems accessible should be on the operating system, not only on some format for transporting content.
> 5B>
>> Just envision some operating system decided not to support a certain technology or format any longer - is it then up to that technology or format to fix the operating system? One might think this can only happen to the likes of Flash, but what if someone decided HTML is not what they wish to support? Would all HTML become inaccessible because  of this?
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