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Re: Question from novice

From: Jaffe <jaffer@earthlink.net>
Date: Fri, 28 Jan 2005 11:42:25 -0500
Message-Id: <2e682c4bc4e68c562e3c2f7d15115ee6@earthlink.net>
Cc: www-validator@w3.org
To: Philip TAYLOR <P.Taylor@Rhul.Ac.Uk>
As a .edu site, would that have been created using any Federal
 > funding? If so, I suspect it will be in violation of Section 508.

I read this Section 508 piece.  Could you be more clear about how this 
might be a violation.  You see DELL has won a huge bid to control NYC 
School purchasing, inventory and sales
http://www.managedservices.nycenet.edu/  I have grave concerns that 
they are not being fair to other vendors by forcing someone like me to 
use a browser that is only supported  on a platform that they sell.  
You get my point?

On Jan 28, 2005, at 11:26 AM, Philip TAYLOR wrote:

> Hmmm, just a few fragments from the code of the page
> cited should provide an indication of the source of
> the problems ...
>
> 			    try {
> 			        var doc   = this._createdoc("2.5", "Microsoft.XMLDOM");
> 			        var doc26 = this._createdoc("2.6", 
> "MSXML2.DOMDocument.2.6");
> 			        var doc30 = this._createdoc("3.0", 
> "MSXML2.DOMDocument.3.0");
> 			
> 			        // Check to see if 3.0 sp1 is installed
> 			        this._checkfor30sp1(doc30);
> 			
> 			        var doc40 = this._createdoc("4.0", 
> "MSXML2.DOMDocument.4.0");
> 			    }
> 			    catch (e) {
> 			        this._log("Error: " + e.description);
> 			    }
>
> 				...
>
> 			        var doc = new ActiveXObject(progId);
>
> 				...
>
> 			    // There were a lot of bug fixes in version 3.0 sp1
> 			    // so we want to see if that has been installed.
> 			    // Check the KB article Q290988 which describes this
> 			    // test.
>
> 				...
>
> 			    // At this point, we know the version, but we need to find out
> 			    // if we are in replace mode. That is, see if the old ProgID
> 			    // Microsoft.XMLDOM is really one of the newer MSXML2+ 
> references.
> 			    // Version 2.6+ introduced a new property called .namespaces, so
> 			    // check to see if it exists in old doc. Since xmlinst did not
> 			    // exist until version 3, we can safely assume that if this test
> 			    // passes, then the user has version 3 in replace mode.
>
> 				....
>
> 		<td>MATERIALS FOR GOVERNMENTAL DELIBERATIVE AND EXECUTIVE 
> DECISION-MAKING PROCESS PRIVILEGED AND CONFIDENTIAL</td>
>
> But only for Govermental servants willing to toe the (MS) party line !
>
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