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Re: People with disabilities using mobile devices to interact with the Web

From: David Woolley <forums@david-woolley.me.uk>
Date: Fri, 06 Jun 2008 09:03:23 +0100
Message-ID: <4848EF4B.2050704@david-woolley.me.uk>
To: 'WAI Interest Group' <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>

John Foliot - Stanford Online Accessibility Program wrote:

[ Apple authoring guidelines for iPhone ]

> <link media="only screen and (max-device-width: 480px)"
> 			href="small-device.css" type="text/css"

That tends to confirm my hypothesis that designers will only detect 
based on screen size, not on device class.

However, Apple are responsible for tools like iWeb that create semantics 
free HTML (div, span, img, a and style attributes), so I don't think 
they are a reliable source for anyone who isn't purely interested in 
reproducing a visual appearence.  They seem to me to target the extreme 
WYSIWYG end of the market

Apple's marketing claim, here, will be that they have created a handheld 
browser that does WYSIWYG for mainstream web content and therefore, 
given the exclusions in the original question, that this thread is 
irrelevant to iPhone.  Like most marketing positions, one probably needs 
to avoid taking it at face value.

David Woolley
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