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Re: A few thoughts on using dynamic web pages to improve

From: Scott Luebking <phoenixl@netcom.com>
Date: Sat, 13 Nov 1999 08:33:36 -0800 (PST)
Message-Id: <199911131633.IAA22620@netcom.com>
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Hi, Len

I just realized I forgot to mention why I was including the event handling
stuff in the dynamic page generation.  The key problem is that
the event handling is done differently by the various browsers.


> Hi Scott,
> You talk at the end of your note about the potential benefit of dynamically
> generating different versions of pages.  Of the examples you gave the one
> where the benefit is most obvious is the radio button vs. drop down list.
> Radio buttons are more convenient in many situations for sighted people
> (especially when there are a lot of ratings arranged table fashion) but in
> a previous discussion on this list blind users pointed out the advantages
> of dropdown lists while screenreading.    And this isn't just a
> hypothetical situation: I'm facing this exact situation right now while
> advising some folks how to make an online survey.
> In the other examples though, you described solutions that didn't require
> dynamic generation. Could you give additional examples in which the
> advantages of different forms is more obvious?  For example, a case where
> text is laid out in a table, and is understandable when linearized, but
> could be read more conveniently if not linearized?
> By the way, reading order is one situation where style sheet layout could
> do the same thing as dynamic generation.  To bad we can't count on that in
> visual browsers at the moment.
> Len
Received on Saturday, 13 November 1999 11:33:41 UTC

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