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From Stefano Mazzocchi <stef...@apache.org>
Subject Re: [OT] Design Rant
Date Thu, 27 Dec 2001 22:01:36 GMT
Edwin Goei wrote:
> 
> Robert Koberg wrote:
> >
> > say you don't see well... try to resize your text

Oh, gosh, now that I re-read it: I thought you were implying that it was
Edwin not to be able to 'see well'.

Sorry, Robert, I thought you were rude, but you were absolutely not.

I apologize for having corrected you.

> The issue you are pointing out has to do with accessibility.  Even if
> text was resizeable, such a user may not be able to see images.  A
> browser that seems to fix both problems is Opera with its zoom feature.
> Based on his other postings, I think that Stefano wants to support a
> wider set of browsers.

I would like to support all browsers from 3rd generation up and on all
platforms:

 - ie3,4,5,5.5,6 on win32/MAC
 - ns3,4,6 and all mozilla on all OS
 - others (opera/lynx/konqueror)

I do not guarantee the *exact* same graphical results on all platforms,
but I'll be very open to patches to the XSLT stylesheets that will
generate the content for the various (browser,os) couple.

It will be an incremental thing, starting supporting the most used and
compliant browsers (ie5+/win32)(ns6+/*)(lynx/*)(latest-opera/win32) then
adding those requiring CSS modifications only (ie5+/mac) and then those
requiring HTML changes (NS[3|4]/*)(IE[3|4]/[win32|mac]).

The current idea is *not* to pregenerate the site dynamically, but
having a live Cocoon system serving the content reacting on the user
agent (and possibly on other parameters like language, etc...)

This will solve all the issues with browser incompabilities and will
make everybody happy.

-- 
Stefano Mazzocchi      One must still have chaos in oneself to be
                          able to give birth to a dancing star.
<stefano@apache.org>                             Friedrich Nietzsche
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