Re: misuse / abuse of html (was Re: CAPT

Liam Quinn (liam@htmlhelp.com)
Fri, 11 Jul 1997 08:30:39 -0400


Message-Id: <3.0.2.32.19970711083039.00942200@undergrad.math.uwaterloo.ca>
Date: Fri, 11 Jul 1997 08:30:39 -0400
To: hass.chapman@sebank.se (Chapman, Hass)
From: Liam Quinn <liam@htmlhelp.com>
Subject: Re: misuse / abuse of html (was Re: CAPT
Cc: www-html@w3.org
In-Reply-To: <199707110629.IAA22044@se2000.sebank.se>

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At 08:26 AM 11/07/97 +0200, Chapman, Hass wrote:
>Lets not get carried away with this, how many visitors to web sites use 
>non-graphical browsers? And how many of those have ONLY a non-graphical 
>browser?

How many are blind, including the search engines?  I'd ask for a show of 
hands, but I might be blind; you don't know.

>HTML is a method of creating graphical (or intuitive) and interactive 
access 
>to information.

No, HTML is a method of marking up a document's structure so that it can 
be rendered across a wide range of viewing environments, a few of which 
happen to be graphical.  Why should we limit the Web to being just a 
graphical medium when it could be (and is) so much more?

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