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Re: RIT - Javascript

From: Charles McCathieNevile <charlesn@sunrise.srl.rmit.edu.au>
Date: Tue, 5 May 1998 12:54:01 +1000 (EST)
To: Liam Quinn <liam@htmlhelp.com>
cc: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.SUN.3.91.980505125145.13051H-100000@sunrise.srl.rmit.edu.au>
Liam is right here about the point of NOSCRIPT. But the problem is the 
same as the one with IMG only having ALT attributes - there are several 
purposes that ought to be served. There are additional problems raised by 
the fact that scripts can occur in all sorts of places...


On Mon, 4 May 1998, Liam Quinn wrote:

> At 12:28 PM 05/05/98 +1000, Charles McCathieNevile wrote:
> >The point of a NOSCRIPT is to decribe a script.
> LQ:: No, the point of NOSCRIPT is to replace a script, providing alternate
> content when client-side scripting is disabled or the scripting language is
> not supported (though popular browsers don't support NOSCRIPT with
> unsupported scripting languages).
> There is a key difference between replacing a script or object and
> describing it.  We need to recognize this difference and make sure that we
> have adequate methods of providing replacements and descriptions where
> needed (hence my earlier message about OBJECT and LONGDESC).  Mixing
> descriptions and replacements makes them less usable for user agents while
> screwing my dream of seamless accessibility.
> -- 
> Liam Quinn
> Web Design Group            Enhanced Designs, Web Site Development
> http://www.htmlhelp.com/    http://enhanced-designs.com/
Received on Monday, 4 May 1998 23:13:38 UTC

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