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Re: SVG 1.2 Comment: Detailed last call comments (all chapters)

From: Jim Ley <jim@jibbering.com>
Date: Thu, 4 Nov 2004 16:02:36 -0000
To: www-svg@w3.org
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"David Woolley" <david@djwhome.demon.co.uk> wrote in message 
>> One more comment about accessibility. If you have text, then use a
>> text-oriented markup language such as XHTML. But if you have graphics, 
>> your
> But that doesn't seem to be how the run of the mill commercial web
> site developer (or even Word document writer) thinks, and is one of my
> main concerns about SVG.

Accessibility is not something many people consider initially, it's still 
rare, education is needed, but those of us who do care, still need to have 
the ability to create accessibile, logical content.

> I think the
> only things that are preventing a total collapse into randomly pasted
> up text fragments in SVG is that SVG renderers are not pre-installed
> on consumer PCs

I don't agree with this analysis at all, authors understand the usability 
aspect of content, not just the visual appearance, graphics have different 
interaction mechanisms than html documents, they won't sacrifice that for 

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