Re: R: interesting data point on preferred computers/browser types
On Fri, 21 Jan 2000, Lee Anne Phillips wrote: > Although I'm an advocate for accessibility in ADA terms, since the language > of "must" is the only one some people understand and common decency is > sometimes easier to grasp than failure of understanding, accessibility > means much more than that, as Ann correctly points out. It is, in fact, the > key to new services for everyone as well as full coverage of existing Yes. When you make overly specific assumptions about user agents and specific renderings, you inhibit potential novel uses of your content (or even well-established uses; it doesn't exactly help for your site to come up at the top of an AltaVista search if the description shown is "This site uses advanced features which are not supported by your browser, Scooter. Please download Netscape Navigator 4.7 or Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.1 to experience this site properly"). In particular, the fast-growing fields of content syndication and aggregation *demand* a separation between content and specific rendering details. > users, many of whom are exactly the power users with influence and money > that vendors desire to reach and who prefer Unix in almost any flavor to > Windows (as any sensible person would), or don't want to use a mouse (as > anyone with concern for body mechanics would be), or any of a myriad of > very good reasons not to use the "standard" MSIE on Intel flavor of the month. An example we always used on comp.infosystems.www.authoring.html was the corporate executive who needs to access a site from his laptop in a hotel room. xml-dev: A list for W3C XML Developers. To post, mailto:xml-dev@i... Archived as: http://www.lists.ic.ac.uk/hypermail/xml-dev/ or CD-ROM/ISBN 981-02-3594-1 Unsubscribe by posting to majordom@i... the message unsubscribe xml-dev (or) unsubscribe xml-dev your-subscribed-email@your-subscribed-address Please note: New list subscriptions now closed in preparation for transfer to OASIS.
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