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Re: who can they be fooling?

From: Daniel Dardailler <danield@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 05 May 1998 10:10:44 +0200
Message-Id: <199805050810.KAA29583@www47.inria.fr>
To: www-html@w3.org

[reposting, my news reader crashed]

!> Anyhow this discussion doens't belong on this mailing list. ....
!> Unfortunately I'm not too sure where it does belong.
>  Look at www.w3c.org/WAI/ it is the Web Accessibility Innitiative. There
>  are several mailing lists around. And from within, they can 'poke' to W3C
>  writer to clean their HTML sources a bit... :)

None of the WAI list is devoted to fixing the W3C site itself, but I
welcome any input or bug report on that aspect. I've been somewhat
tracking accessibility of our pages with the help of some WAI
participants, but our site is quite big, and contains lots of
documents we don't want to or can't re-edit.

The <body bgcolor="#FFFFFF"> (with no TEXT="#000000") is just a bug,
which should be isolated, since we've been running scripts every so
often to catch these guys.

As far as the original message on this thread, I don't get the "force
horizontal rule" bit.  Clearly our intent is not to force a screen
width or height on the client side, I hate it when that happens. What
are you referring too ?

In reply to another message on this thread: Accessibility as far as
the WAI is concerned is about being able to access the web whatever
media you're using: voice, big graphical monitor, small palm top black
and white screen, braille, tty over 14.4 modem, etc, so it's not just
for people with disabilities, unless you consider that not having a
million pixels in front of you is a disability.
Received on Tuesday, 5 May 1998 04:10:52 UTC

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