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Re: AI Lab Homepage

From: Annika Pfluger <annika@ai.mit.edu>
Date: Thu, 10 Jan 2002 21:12:05 -0500 (EST)
Message-Id: <v04220800b864207d0568@[24.147.111.178]>
To: Aaron Swartz <me@aaronsw.com>, <annika@ai.mit.edu>
Cc: <www-archive@w3.org>
Thanks for your note.  Actually, over a year ago when I ran the page 
through the W3C validator, the page did come up as valid otherwise I 
never would have put the icon on the page. Admittedly, there have 
been some minor revisions since then and I probably should have 
revalidated the page. In any case, thanks for pointing out that one 
tag was in error. As for using image maps versus CSS, that's a 
personal choice made primarily because of the extremely poor cross 
browser compatibility of CSS. Text only browsers and those with 
Javascript turned off can get to any page on the site through the 
text links.

Annika


At 7:32 PM -0600 1/10/02, Aaron Swartz wrote:
>I was visiting the redesigned AI Lab homepage (at least redesigned since I
>saw it last, which was, admittedly, a while ago). I'm disappointed at the
>use of GIFs and Javascript for navigation. I think CSS (especially the
>a:hover attribute) would be a much more effective and accessible way of
>doing this.
>
>http://www.ai.mit.edu/
>
>I also note that you have a valid HTML 4.01 button at the bottom, but it is
>unlinked to the HTML validator. Were it linked you might more easily notice
>that your page is not actually valid.
>
>http://validator.w3.org/check?uri=http://www.ai.mit.edu/
>
>I hope that you fix these problems and do your part to increase the quality
>of the World Wide Web. Many thanks for your help, and let me know if you
>need any assistance.
>
>(I am ccing www-archive, a public archive of the W3C's for emails like
>this.)
>
>--
>       "Aaron Swartz"      |              The Semantic Web
>  <mailto:me@aaronsw.com>  |  <http://logicerror.com/semanticWeb-long>
><http://www.aaronsw.com/> |        i'm working to make it happen
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