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Re: Accessible counter

From: David Woolley <david@djwhome.demon.co.uk>
Date: Thu, 24 Apr 2003 23:55:19 +0100 (BST)
Message-Id: <200304242255.h3OMtJS04559@djwhome.demon.co.uk>
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org

> http://www.cfnti.net/contacc /

They seem to use Javascript to insert the counter, so it won't work 
with Lynx, or for secure users - their trick is to use an external 
script file as the insertion.  You could probably try similar tricks
with style sheets - this won't work with Lynx; the simplest way won't
work with IE; and the counter will not be semantic content, so will
only be there in the rendering.  The script trick will not count
non-scripting accesses.

They also get the sample HTML fragment wrong, as they fail to encode the
&'s in the href parameter!  (The source of their instructions page should
include &amp;amp;cl= etc, because one level of processing will happen when
the sample is displayed, and one level when the sample is used in anger.)
Received on Thursday, 24 April 2003 18:55:24 UTC

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