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Re: JavaScript and Accessibility - WebReference Update - 020221

From: Carol Ott <csott@earthlink.net>
Date: Mon, 4 Mar 2002 08:38:44 -0500
Message-ID: <003b01c1c381$e9006800$b5703841@csott>
To: "Andrew Arch" <amja@optushome.com.au>, "EOWG" <w3c-wai-eo@w3.org>
----- Original Message -----
From: "Andrew Arch" <amja@optushome.com.au>
> As MSNBC found for their Olympics.com site, relying solely on
> JavaScript to access your site is an accessibility barrier. Using
> JavaScript to enhance the Web browsing experience is great, but
> designing sites that rely solely on JavaScript for users to display
> and navigate your site should be used only in situations where you
> know who your users are (like an intranet for example). Case in
> point, CNET's download.com.
> http://www.download.com/

I feel the same way about CSS.  Everyone harps at me because I won't use
CSS, but then those same people (the ones with Netscape, anyway) moan about
how it crashes their browser.  So am I to assume that CSS just isn't a
viable option yet?

Received on Monday, 4 March 2002 08:36:13 UTC

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