Re: Serving generic XML (was: storing info in XSL-FO: new issue?)

At 1:16 PM -0700 8/19/02, Kynn Bartlett wrote:

>Right, because most Web authors are like you, and say "fuck the blind!"
>That's why WAI will be ignored, because the vast majority of Web
>developers are ignorant, uncaring, and proud of being so.

Now you're being offensive. I never said anything like that, not even 
close. Just because I think your tactics are incorrect in some 
respects, does not mean I disagree with your goals.

>See, this is where you are simply continuing to show your ignorance.  The
>idea that some magical special needs software can solve all the problems
>is one of the big myths of Web accessibility.  "Oh, it's not our problem,
>some non-existent software which, by definition, can't do the job, will
>come along and solve everything!"
>Software such as you describe simply can't be written, especially not
>with arbitrary XML spilling over the Web.  Yes, I know, "fuck the
>blind" and all, they don't deserve to access the Web anyway.

To be blunt, I don't believe you. I think it can and will be written.

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