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Re: Formatting Objects considered harmful

Subject: Re: Formatting Objects considered harmful
From: "Chuck White" <chuck@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 26 Apr 1999 09:48:32 -0700

>From: Håkon Wium Lie <howcome@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>To: xsl-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
>Subject: Re: Formatting Objects considered harmful
>Date: Sun, Apr 25, 1999, 5:52 AM

>Chuck White wrote:
> > If I want to
> > use FOs to develop stuff internally, how would doing that "Balkanize" the
> > Web (a rather unfortunate phrase in light of the current mayhem)?
>Right. If you don't put FO's on the Web, they will not harm the Web in
>any way. Chances are, however, that you at some point will want to
>move internal documents onto the Web.

No, actually, the internal documents I would develop using FOs I will not
put on the Web, but will make them accessible to clients via an extranet. I
wouldn't want to make them available publicly.
> > I agree
> > with the original post that began this thread that accessibility is an
> > issue, but only if I actually care about accessibility.
>That seems self-centered. When you write Web documents, you don't know
>who the readers might be or what sort of Web device they they use.
No, actually, I do know who the readers are, and even which browser they
will use. Again, I agree that accessibility can be a problem for public
sites. But not for sites dedicated towards specific tasks within the kind of
extranets we are using.
Chuck White
Creative Director
Advance Recruitment Advertising, Inc.
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