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Re: Seeing the open issues

From: Steve Faulkner <sfaulkner@paciellogroup.com>
Date: Tue, 21 Aug 2007 08:54:57 +0100
Message-ID: <55687cf80708210054m16f15d7cwc9e44c4ea41cbab5@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Ian Hickson" <ian@hixie.ch>
Cc: www-archive@w3.org
Ian wrote:
>Given that this is a standards working group, requiring a browser that
>supports three year old standards seems reasonable. No?


For assistive technology users who cannot make use of modern browsers it is
unreasonable.
Why can't all AT users make use of current browsers?
Because of the versions of assitive technology they use due to
interoperability contstraints or monetary constraints (upgrading is
expensive).

So are we saying now that you cannot fully participate in the WG activities
unless you use "approved" browsers?


On 21/08/07, Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch> wrote:
>
> On Tue, 21 Aug 2007, Steve Faulkner wrote:
> >
> > Using IE 7 on XP when the page http://www.whatwg.org/issues/ opens it
> > displays the message:
> >
> > "Your Web browser does not support DOM3 Core, which is required by this
> > application."
>
> Yeah, IE7 doesn't support some of the features I use (like .textContent).
> It should work fine if you use a more modern browser, like Firefox,
> Safari, or Opera. I didn't do anything to work around browser bugs or
> limitations in the development of this tool (except close two <p> elements
> that were confusing Opera, but then the HTML5 parsing spec isn't a
> standard yet, so that's arguably not their fault); I just followed the
> specs, like we're supposed to.
>
>
> > Do need to point out the issues with requiring a browser with "DOM3 Core
> > support" to view the content?
>
> Given that this is a standards working group, requiring a browser that
> supports three year old standards seems reasonable. No?
>
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with regards

Steve Faulkner
Technical Director - TPG Europe
Director - Web Accessibility Tools Consortium

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