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RE: A few thoughts on alternative rendering

From: Charles (Chuck) Oppermann <chuckop@MICROSOFT.com>
Date: Mon, 28 Sep 1998 01:50:08 -0700
Message-ID: <D70342829C12D2119D0700805FBECA2F03B82C39@RED-MSG-55>
To: Charles McCathieNevile <charlesn@sunrise.srl.rmit.edu.au>, Scott Luebking <phoenixl@netcom.com>
Cc: w3c-wai-ua@w3.org
Scott, is what you mean that the browsers should make the underlying 
HTML, or an equivalently marked-up rendering scheme, available to 
assistive technology plug-ins? In this case, it seems like a good idea if 
the browser wants to be a universal one. 

That is already available in a browser specific fashion with Internet
Explorer through the Dynamic HTML object model.  A generic object model is
also exposed that is compatible across applications, we call that Active
Accessibility.  This has been available since May of 1997.

Charles Oppermann
Program Manager, Active Accessibility, Microsoft Corporation
mailto:chuckop@microsoft.com http://microsoft.com/enable/
"A computer on every desk and in every home, usable by everyone!"
Received on Monday, 28 September 1998 04:50:13 UTC

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