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Re: Put a time limit on animated gifs

From: Paul Adelson <paul.adelson@citicorp.com>
Date: Thu, 29 Oct 1998 09:09:48 -0600
Message-Id: <199810291510.KAA03366@egate2.citicorp.com>
To: Greg Lowney <greglo@microsoft.com>
Cc: allan_jm@tsb1.tsbvi.edu, WAU-ua <w3c-wai-ua@w3.org>
Off hand, allowing the user to prevent GIF animation or stop it with one click
does seem simpler to implement and more flexible for the users than setting time
limits. Are there disabilities/circumstances where time limiting GIF animations
affords better accessiblity? Or would the prevent/stop pairing be sufficient?

Greg Lowney wrote:

> Internet Explorer currently allows the user to prevent GIFs from animating,
> or to stop the animation at any time by pressing ESC.
>
>                 -----Original Message-----
>                 From:   James Allan [mailto:allan_jm@tsb1.tsbvi.edu]
>                 Sent:   Wednesday, October 28, 1998 1:21 PM
>                 To:     WAU-ua
>                 Subject:        FW: Put a time limit on animated gifs
>
>                 this might be useful in the techniques section,
>
>                 Jim Allan, Statewide Technical Support Specialist
>                 Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired
>                 1100 W. 45th St., Austin, Texas 78756
>                 voice 512.206.9315    fax: 512.206.9453
> http://www.tsbvi.edu/
>                 "We shape our tools and thereafter our tools shape us."
> McLuhan, 1964
>
>                 -----Original Message-----
>                 From: Karl Hebenstreit [mailto:Karl.Hebenstreit@gsa.gov]
>                 Sent: Wednesday, October 28, 1998 1:07 PM
>                 To: allan_jm@tsb1.tsbvi.edu
>                 Subject: Put a time limit on animated gifs
>
>                 Jim -
>
>                 One of my colleagues (Quentis Scott) pointed this GIF Movie
> Gear
>                 utility, which allows the developer to put a time limit on
> GIFs.  It
>                 seems to me this functionality would be best implemented in
> the
>                 browser's "preferences"
>
>
> http://hotfiles.zdnet.com/cgi-bin/texis/swlib/hotfiles/info.html?fcode=000DQ
>                 5

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