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RE: is javascript considered good wacg 2.0 practice? [SEC=UNOFFICIAL]

From: <accessys@smart.net>
Date: Tue, 18 Dec 2012 11:51:26 -0500 (EST)
To: John Foliot <john@foliot.ca>
cc: "'ANDERSEN, Leon'" <Leon.Andersen@fahcsia.gov.au>, "'Adam Cooper'" <cooperad@bigpond.com>, "'W3C WAI ig'" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.60.1212181140140.8553@cygnus.smart.net>

firefox for linux e-mail the setting is

settings -> display settings -> Viewing

but that only affects e-mail not browsing.
at least in linux there is no way to stop graphics that I have ever found 
and if I can't find it how the heck can you expect others to find it.
a visit to the mozilla website shows no way to turn off graphics in 

searching google shows how to turn off graphics in Mac and windows but not 
linux  and all require additional downloads and require one to load the 
graphics page to turn off the graphics.

not very useful in the real world.


On Tue, 18 Dec 2012, John Foliot wrote:

> Date: Tue, 18 Dec 2012 08:25:34 -0800
> From: John Foliot <john@foliot.ca>
> To: accessys@smart.net
> Cc: "'ANDERSEN, Leon'" <Leon.Andersen@fahcsia.gov.au>,
>     'Adam Cooper' <cooperad@bigpond.com>, 'W3C WAI ig' <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
> Subject: RE: is javascript considered good wacg 2.0 practice? 
> Resent-Date: Tue, 18 Dec 2012 16:26:19 +0000
> Resent-From: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
> accessys@smart.net wrote:
>> On Mon, 17 Dec 2012, John Foliot wrote:
>>> If there were valid and compelling reasons why these users can *only*
>>> use Lynx (as opposed to the fact they simply *prefer* to use Lynx)
>> then
>>> I think that the discussion would be on a different track. I have
>> posed
>>> this question twice now to the advocates for Lynx, and they have
>> chosen
>>> not to respond, perhaps because there is no valid reason they can
>> bring
>>> forth.
>> BANDWIDTH  as I have said repeatedly
>> when bandwidth is tight graphics gets so slow as to be useless.
> Firefox (Windows, Mac, Linux): Tools >> Options >> Content. From here you
> can choose to automatically load images or not. While the default is
> selected as "yes", with a simple checkbox you can stop images from loading
> unless you request them. That solves the "...graphics gets so slow..."
> problem. There is also an option on that same tab to disable JavaScript for
> those times when you prefer not to have it activated, but for sites that
> require it you can then turn it back "on". Using a fully JS-compliant
> browser as a text-only browser is trivial to accomplish, you don't *NEED*
> Lynx for that task, you simply *Prefer* Lynx for that.
> Bandwidth problem addressed. Next?
> JF
Received on Tuesday, 18 December 2012 16:52:06 UTC

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