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Re: Netscape

From: David Poehlman <poehlman1@home.com>
Date: Mon, 14 Jan 2002 17:49:48 -0500
Message-ID: <006101c19d4d$c5890b20$c2f20141@cp286066a>
To: "RUST Randal" <RRust@COVANSYS.com>, "WAI \(E-mail\)" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>, "Kynn Bartlett" <kynn-edapta@idyllmtn.com>
but opera is not usable by my assistive technology, we have a tight it
shop and it is solely based on the netscape solution.  We are not
allowed to put ie on our servers and have been told that this is not
going to change for the near term.  There is no wiggle room in a lot of
cases so this issue cannot be escaped through any seeming hole in the
possibilities of change.  The only way out is to shrug and say, "well,
only a hand full of people use netscape that matter anyway and they'll
just have to cope.".

----- Original Message -----
From: "Kynn Bartlett" <kynn-edapta@idyllmtn.com>
To: "David Poehlman" <poehlman1@home.com>; "RUST Randal"
<RRust@COVANSYS.com>; "WAI (E-mail)" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Sent: Monday, January 14, 2002 4:27 PM
Subject: Re: Netscape

At 4:29 PM -0500 1/14/02, David Poehlman wrote:
>In some cases, that means changing carreers, firing my boss, providing
>me with a new computer ... The point is though that we need to consider
>this question in the reality of the current situation which is that
>there will be people using netscape faced with this issue.

Someone who cares about those people (more than I seem to care) should
program up a proxy which takes valid, compliant code and transforms it
into something which Netscape, in its brokenness, can handle.

Other than that, someone should tell your boss what's wrong with
Netscape 4 and why he needs to provide his employees with decent
hardware and software, or at least allow them to install something
like Opera.  Which isn't perfect -- but sure looks it compared to
Netscape 4.


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