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Re: Tagging question...

From: Gregory J. Rosmaita <unagi69@concentric.net>
Date: Mon, 12 Jun 2000 17:35:34 -0400
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To: Charles McCathieNevile <charles@w3.org>
Cc: WAI Interest Group Emailing List <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
aloha, charles!

as a strategy for experiencing HTML 4x the way it was intended to work [1], 
charles suggested:

one way to get more information about what a page is doing is to use a 
WYSIWYG editor as a user agent - some of the better ones have enough 
functionality to rival more "traditional" browsers.

unfortunately, the user interface (UI) -- or significant parts thereof -- 
of most WYSIWYG editors are themselves inaccessible, and even the browser 
emulation modes of several popular extended text editors aren't useful to 
anyone who can't see the screen [2] -- but thanks to ATAG [3] this is 
beginning to change -- or, at least, the developers are now aware of the 
full extent of the problems that need to be fixed, but for now, using an 
authoring tool to render content isn't a viable solution for a large number 
of users ...

[1] http://www.w3.org/TR/html401/conform.html
[2] http://www.w3.org/WAI/AU/reviews/
[3] http://www.w3.org/TR/ATAG10
Received on Monday, 12 June 2000 17:47:15 UTC

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