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Re: Serving generic XML (was: storing info in XSL-FO: new issue?)

From: <kynn@idyllmtn.com>
Date: Mon, 19 Aug 2002 09:45:27 -0700 (PDT)
Message-Id: <200208191645.JAA25403@garth.idyllmtn.com>
To: elharo@metalab.unc.edu (Elliotte Rusty Harold)
Cc: kynn@idyllmtn.com, Svgdeveloper@aol.com, www-tag@w3.org, www-style@w3.org

Elliotte wrote:
> This is taken out of context. 6.1 is part of Guideline 6, "Ensure 
> that pages featuring new technologies transform gracefully." 
> "Although content developers are encouraged to use new technologies 
> that solve problems raised by existing technologies, they should know 
> how to make their pages still work with older browsers and people who 
> choose to turn off features." Guideline 6 is not an end in itself. It 
> is a sop thrown to older browsers.

But the point is that arbitrary XML is meaningless without something
telling you what it means.

And that is the primary accessibility problem of arbitrary XML.  Even
if you send a style sheet, it will likely still be unintelligible for
those people with special needs.

Received on Monday, 19 August 2002 12:45:05 UTC

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