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Re: Web Magazine featuring Accessibility issues

From: Charles McCathieNevile <charles@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 19 Oct 1999 18:41:54 -0400 (EDT)
To: Brian Kelly <b.kelly@ukoln.ac.uk>
cc: "'Web Accessibility Initiative'" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.10.9910191837280.3789-100000@tux.w3.org>
Thre is a hack to get around most of Netscapes CSS bugs - use an @media rule
that puts all the stuff Netscape doesn't understand in a section which is for
screen and something else (for example print) - another bug in Netscape means
it ignores the styles. (I believe the bug is still there.) Much as I hate
recommending the use of error-handling as a design constraint, because it
leads to terrible design practices, this may be justifiable in your

Charles McCN

On Tue, 19 Oct 1999, Brian Kelly wrote:

  I am the project manager for the Exploit Interactive web magazine - a
  publication which aims to disseminate information on the European
  Union's Telematics for Libraries projects.
  Issue 3 has the theme of accessibility and internationalisation.  It
  features articles on WAI and a project to create a world wide virtual
  library of music braille.
  We would like the magazine itself to be accessible, and are using style
  sheets for some (but not all) of the formatting.  Unfortunately I'm
  having problems with a table  - when viewing some (but not all) tables
  in Netscape 4.7 a large amount of white space is displayed before the
  table.  There is no problem in IE.
  The article is at:
  The problems relate to Tables 2 and 3.
  Any ideas on how to fix this problem?
  Comments also welcome on the accessibility of the magazine in general
  (there will be a EC review of the magazine next month).
  PS Exploit Interactive issue 3 will be available at:
  It will be launched officialy on Monday 25 October - the full
  functionality isn't there yet and there are still a couple of articles
  still to arive.
  Brian Kelly, UK Web Focus
  UKOLN, University of Bath, BATH, England, BA2 7AY
  Email:  b.kelly@ukoln.ac.uk     URL:    http://www.ukoln.ac.uk/
  Homepage: http://www.ukoln.ac.uk/ukoln/staff/b.kelly.html
  Phone:  01225 323943            FAX:   01225 826838

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