On Wed, 28 Jan 2009 00:04:33 +0100 (CET), Wojciech Puchar <woj...@wojtek.tensor.gdynia.pl> wrote: > They don't just dumps out potential readers that don't use "the only > right" OS and browser. > > They too - dumps out all disabled people, most importantly blind. > > It's not a problem for a blind to read plain text on computers (there are > LOTS of solutions for this), but navigating in graphics-only manus etc. is > impossible.
The HTML standard offers means to accomplish even this: The img tag has the parameters alt= and longdesc= that can be set so the text mode browser shows this text instead of the image. Of couse, it's up to the web developer to use descriptive text, such as the equivalent of the image menu selection in alt= or a description of what you see on an image in longdesc=, but this seems to be too much "old school" for our today's script kiddies who impersonate professional web designers. :-) Following the W3C's standards is always good. They even provide checking software for web pages (HTML and CSS), but "It works for me", said by the web developer, seems to make these excellent tools useless... -- Polytropon >From Magdeburg, Germany Happy FreeBSD user since 4.0 Andra moi ennepe, Mousa, ... _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-questions-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"