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RE: compatibility

From: John Foliot - bytown internet <foliot@bytowninternet.com>
Date: Tue, 16 Jul 2002 16:11:00 -0400
To: "Tina Marie Holmboe" <tina@elfi.org>
Cc: <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <GKEFJJEKDDIMBHJOGLENCEBACJAA.foliot@bytowninternet.com>

> - but that information
>   simply isn't important or even worth the repeated listening.
>  - Tina H.

Yet it's still there.  Again, give users, ALL users, some credit.  If you
truly believe one small line at the bottom of each page, after the other
"non-important" text like copyright 2002 and link to privacy policy (which
non-sighted users can/will "skip", which Lynx users will see as just another
line of text - the last line I might add, and which browsers which support
current w3c technologies will never receive) is counterproductive, then
don't do it.

I'm not forcing anybody to do anything, but the reality is that *most* users
DO use a graphical browser, including flawed, outdated ones.  I propose to
help educate and to perhaps improve the state of the web (in my own small
way) by encouraging users to keep their software up to date - you call it
nagging.  I am seeking to engage dialogue, to get people (visitors to my web
site(s)) to consider a larger issue and perhaps even improver their own user
experience by using up-to-date software, or requesting that their IT
departments do so - you consider it rude and patronizing.

Everyone is entitled to their opinion.  What else can I say?

Received on Tuesday, 16 July 2002 16:11:04 UTC

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