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Re: WWW: Interoperability Crisis?

From: Sean B. Palmer <sean@mysterylights.com>
Date: Mon, 22 Jan 2001 17:06:42 -0000
Message-ID: <026501c08496$40607d00$d7dc93c3@z5n9x1>
To: "David Peaslee" <peasleed@lanecc.edu>, <bmilloy@interlog.com>, <WStreett@mail.Monmouth.com>, <chas@munat.com>, <aswartz@swartzfam.com>
Cc: <www-html@w3.org>, <www-talk@w3.org>
> Why can you not add a text only page for users who are
> needing to access informaton from your internet page?

I think that any information that is vital enough to encode in a graphic
image is going to be difficult to provide a text alternative in that page,
but you can always say *something*. Equivalents in markup are widely
available in XHTML, so I suggest that you stick to having one page and
making that as interoperable as possible. In the future, adaptive
technologies will help and assist us a great deal, but until then, the "one
page, one user" idiom isn't workable.

Why are you using HTML for one page and XHTML for another? Use XHTML Strict
for both, please... "for the good of the city" :-) XHTML Strict isn't
perfect, but it's better than 3.2 or 4.01 T.

Kindest Regards,
Sean B. Palmer
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