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RE: Text-only

From: Jamie Fox <jfox@fenix2.dol-esa.gov>
Date: Mon, 11 Jan 1999 13:50:57 -0500
To: "'Rhonda Vandine (CSPACE)'" <rvandine@unb.ca>, <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <000001be3d93$541fa740$dbc3c8c7@jfox.dol-esa.gov>
To disagree slightly with other responses to this, I think that a truly
text-only site would also not include multimedia elements.  Just saying that
no use of graphics defines a text only site is too limited.  Also, even a
text only site can be inaccessible.  ASCII art and improper use of frames
can trash even a text only site.  (Of course, I think any use of frames
trashes any site.)
-Jamie Fox

-----Original Message-----
From:	w3c-wai-ig-request@w3.org [mailto:w3c-wai-ig-request@w3.org] On Behalf
Of Rhonda Vandine (CSPACE)
Sent:	Monday, January 11, 1999 12:40 PM
To:	'w3c-wai-ig@w3.org'
Subject:	Text-only

Could someone give me the requirements of a text-only site?  I need to
impress upon a client that text-only does not just mean no graphics.


Rhonda Vandine (CSpace)			Community Access Canada
E-mail:  rvandine@unb.ca		Marshall d'Avray Hall, UNB
Phone:  506 447-3452			Fredericton, NB
Fax:  506 447-3151			E3B 6E3
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