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RE: apology on "alt" tags

From: Dave J Woolley <david.woolley@bts.co.uk>
Date: Wed, 27 Sep 2000 11:43:35 +0100
Message-ID: <81E4A2BC03CED111845100104B62AFB5824A3B@stagecoach.bts.co.uk>
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
> From:	Kynn Bartlett [SMTP:kynn-edapta@idyllmtn.com]
> I think that such accusations are unfair to the web designers and
> are amazingly misguided as they assume a malice -- "willfully
> excluding people" -- which has not been proven.
	[DJW:]  A typical commercial organisation doesn't set
	out to exclude; what it does is apply an 80% rule and 
	sets out to include the cheapest/most profitable 80% of
	the audience, which may well be able bodied people, operating
	IBM compatibles, less than 3 years old, with at least 32MB
	of RAM and running IE5 or NS4 with scripts and cookies
	permanently on and with at least a 33K connection and no
	upstream bottlenecks and who never validated HTML against
	DTDs.  Effort beyond supporting the 80%
	is considered wasted effort.  
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