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Re: compatibility

From: Jim Ley <jim@jibbering.com>
Date: Tue, 16 Jul 2002 13:07:06 -0000
Message-ID: <018301c22cc9$b9e77e80$ca969dc3@emedia.co.uk>
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"John Foliot - bytown internet" <foliot@bytowninternet.com>

> I oh-so-respectfully disagree.  If you honestly believe that writing to
> every quirk and lousy implementation of HTML (and associated languages)
> served up by lousy software is some how going to IMPROVE accessibiltiy
> wish you luck in your endevours, but question the viability of your
> model.
> Accessibiltiy is about making the content available to ALL users and
> agents - something most certainly mentioned in my posting (and if you
> the "warning message" in the code snippet, it too mentions accessible).

Yet makes it available to everyone who does not support CSS or who has
certain user CSS rules which will show it.  So it's rendered by all UA's
who don't support the CSS display:none as CSS is optional it's hardly
useful to force this message down the throats of users who are using the
best Access Technology available to them, simply because they acknowledge
the fact that CSS is optional!

Received on Tuesday, 16 July 2002 09:10:39 UTC

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