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Re: [Issue 521] Requirements involving "all" formats

From: Jim Ley <jim@jibbering.com>
Date: Thu, 30 May 2002 22:06:03 +0100
Message-ID: <004d01c20822$7cd158c0$763d70c2@7020CT>
To: "Tim Lacy" <timla@microsoft.com>, <w3c-wai-ua@w3.org>

"Tim Lacy" <timla@microsoft.com>
> I have several issues with all of this:
> 1) It presumes that the UA has prior knowledge of all possible
> (including not-yet-determined) content type definitions/declarations.

Surely for a UA to render content, it must know the content-type, I agree
that where you have "plug-ins" handling certain mime-types that it would
cause a burden on the UA hosting the plug-in, but there it should be down
the plug-in to provide the mechanisms to disable the blinking.

> 2) Animated and blinking text can be created in ways that are
> difficult/impossible to accurately detect.

I agree, but I don't think this need prevent the actual existence of the
requirement, for example you can still provide a control which stops
animated gifs and videos in the page which wouldn't stop animation
introduced via css or scripting - but there are other mechanisms which can
stop those aswell.  Surely whilst you need to provide the mechanism it
doesn't need to be within one single switch.

Received on Thursday, 30 May 2002 18:21:08 UTC

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