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RE: Problem with Onclick in Netscape in <IMG tag

From: William F. Hammond <hammond@csc.albany.edu>
Date: Tue, 5 Sep 2000 14:51:23 -0400 (EDT)
Message-Id: <200009051851.OAA02173@hilbert.math.albany.edu>
To: www-talk@w3.org
Cc: asgilman@iamdigex.net
> >Why use javascript at all? Just do it using forms:
 . . .
> Yes.  Since you can do it in HTML, you should.
> 
> See Checkpoint 6.3 in
> <http://www.w3.org/TR/WAI-WEBCONTENT/#gl-new-technologies>.

A reference which IMO, at some risk of redundancy, should be amended to
read as follows:

| 6.3  Ensure that pages are usable when scripts, applets, or other
| programmatic objects are turned off or not supported.  If this is not
| possible, provide equivalent information on an alternative accessible
| page. [Priority 1]
|
| |    This is very important for reaching users who 
| |
| |    (1) read pages with other than standard desktop user agents.
| |
| |    (2) work in environments where management insists that some of
| |       the new technologies be disabled for various reasons including
| |       network security.
| |
| |    (3) voluntarily switch off new technologies for various reasons.
|
|      For example, ensure that links that trigger scripts work when
| scripts are turned off or not supported (e.g., do not use
| "javascript:" as the link target).  ...


William F. Hammond                   Dept. of Mathematics & Statistics
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And always support affirmative action on behalf of the finite places.
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