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Re: Netscape

From: Access Systems <accessys@smart.net>
Date: Mon, 14 Jan 2002 20:19:00 -0500 (EST)
To: Kynn Bartlett <kynn-edapta@idyllmtn.com>
cc: David Poehlman <poehlman1@home.com>, RUST Randal <RRust@COVANSYS.com>, "WAI (E-mail)" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.21.0201142013380.21888-100000@smarty.smart.net>
On Mon, 14 Jan 2002, Kynn Bartlett wrote:

> At 5:49 PM -0500 1/14/02, David Poehlman wrote:
> >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
>   But, you see, the problem here is not the
> coding of my site.  The problem continues to be Netscape 4's poor
> coding, and then that's compounded by the coding of Opera and/or

but they "are" and a good web developer works with what exists not what
"Should exist"

> It's unreasonable to expect every web developer on the planet to make
> special compensation for the facts that

nope only the ones who should get the big bucks

> (a) Netscape 4 sucks,

an opinion not a fact

> (b) Opera and/or your AT sucks [or at least don't speak a common API],

but it is the fact of life, and he is not unique

> (c) your boss sucks.  That's not our problem, as web developers.

not the web delelopers problem

I think that is the major difference,  web developers  (well some) seem to
think that all users of the web need to follow certain strict standards
set by the developer

users, just want what they got to work!


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