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RE: Skip Nav Ideas

From: Kynn Bartlett <kynn-edapta@idyllmtn.com>
Date: Mon, 04 Jun 2001 13:59:58 -0700
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To: "Chiarito-Mazzarella,Jay" <jay.chiarito-mazzarella@gartner.com>
Cc: "'Kynn Bartlett'" <kynn@idyllmtn.com>, sec508@trace.wisc.edu, michael_cortese@ita.doc.gov, "_W3C-WAI Web Content Access. Guidelines List" <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>, _W3C WAI XTECH <wai-xtech@w3.org>, _W3C WAI EO <w3c-wai-eo@w3.org>, _Trace 508 List <sec508@trace.wisc.edu>
At 12:53 PM 6/4/2001 , Chiarito-Mazzarella,Jay wrote:
>Kynn, et al.,
>I agree that encouraging the use of <img> and <spacer.gif> is not a good
>idea particularly since they are mostly used to solve visual interface
>problems and do not offer much value for the user beyond that.
>Adopting a more purist perspective, if pages were better constructed and
>emphasized purpose and content rather than presentation, we would probably
>not need to address this issue.

I have to disagree; this is one regardless of whether or not
"presentation" is emphasized.  And a demonizing of "presentation"
actually does us little good here, anyway.  "Presentation" is not the
big bugaboo that some people have mistakenly made it out to be.
Presentation and purpose and content all work together, they are not
at odds with each other.


Kynn Bartlett <kynn@reef.com>
Technical Developer Liaison
Reef North America
Tel +1 949-567-7006
Received on Monday, 4 June 2001 17:07:28 UTC

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