[whatwg] RE: Degrading of web applications
ian at hixie.ch
Tue Nov 16 18:29:31 PST 2004
On Wed, 17 Nov 2004, Jim Ley wrote:
> On Wed, 17 Nov 2004 01:00:33 +0000 (UTC), Ian Hickson <ian at hixie.ch> wrote:
> > On Sat, 11 Sep 2004, Jim Ley wrote:
> > > > If application providers consider that compatibility with non-JS
> > > > browsers (and browsers with JS disabled) is not critical, then
> > > > that is an important datapoint.
> > >
> > > It is, unfortunately, it's also something that won't fly in the
> > > application world of the EU, where anti-discrimination employment
> > > laws will cripple any attempt to have this fly - I realise as a non
> > > EU national and an employee of a non-EU corporation you may not
> > > realise this, but the EU market is too important to web-applications
> > > to the most of us to consider anything we can't use in that
> > > environment.
> > Could you give me a reference to this EU law that says that requiring
> You're confusing things, you're confusing the availability of suitable
> access technology that supports scripting with the theoretical concept
> that such AT exists. It doesn't, so given that fact, so as to not
> discriminate against our employees (or potential ones of course) with
> disabilities, our intranet sites have to work with the relevant Access
> Technology, unfortunately this currently limits what we can do, and
But no ATs support any of the WHATWG stuff either, so if you have to
target existing ATs, everything being discussed is out of scope.
Thanks for the link.
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