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Re: The Core Beliefs of Usability and Their CSS Application

From: David Woolley <david@djwhome.demon.co.uk>
Date: Mon, 4 Jul 2005 21:14:49 +0100 (BST)
Message-Id: <200507042014.j64KEnJ06796@djwhome.demon.co.uk>
To: www-style@w3.org

> Ok, rather than uncompressed, use PNG. But content negotiation should
> be something done by a server, not a user. A person's time is far more

It can be rather difficult when the server is a CD-ROM containing
an offline copy.

In practice there are other problems with server based solutions:

- the one technology problem - most authors want to think they are
  writing a document in a single language, and are prepared to confuse
  HTML, CSS and EcmaScript, but not server configuration directives;

- control of server configuration often belongs with IT departments, 
  whereas control of HTML/CSS/EcmaScript belongs with marketing 
  departments;

- the systems on which people learn HTML often are free hosting systems
  with no access to server configuration.

Also, for the final text fallback, it makes it clear that the images
replace the text and allows indexing software to index without 
having to read other documents for text fragments.
Received on Monday, 4 July 2005 21:37:51 GMT

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