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RE: Single Browser Intranets (was: Web Accessibility Myths)

From: M. Hakkinen <hakkinen@prodworks.com>
Date: Tue, 26 Oct 1999 16:29:33 -0400
To: "Chris Lilley" <chris@w3.org>, <tvraman@us.ibm.com>
Cc: "Gregory J. Rosmaita" <unagi69@concentric.net>, <W3c-wai-pf@w3.org>, <W3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <LMBBIICPNJOKEMGHLLHDGEGNEHAA.hakkinen@prodworks.com>
I accessed the AltaVista pages with pwWebspeak, which reports itself only as
the pwWebSpeak user agent, and was able to search web and newsgroups
effectively. Same for audio searches. In comparing it to access via Internet
Explorer, I detected no functional differences, but haven't had time compare
served up HTML between the two.


> "T. V. Raman" wrote:
> > 5) You can get to the usenet and news searches from Emacs/W3
> >    through the graphics page, but it wont do you much good,
> because they check the browser
> >    before serving you the answer, and throw you out if
> >    you're not IE or Netscape.
> > The page comes up saying "go get a frames capable browser"
> > --emacs/W3 is frames capable though they dont acknowledge this.
>  I tried this with Opera3.6 (which identifies itself with a "mozilla"
> string as well as saying that it is Opera - and got the same page as
> with IE or Netscape.
> I tried using Amaya 2.2 as well,  but though it displayed the start page
> I could not operate the search button since it is just an image witha
> name (whichleads me to suspect that it hooks into a script, which I
> think Amaya removed from the page on loading it).
> --
> Chris
Received on Tuesday, 26 October 1999 16:30:42 UTC

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