Re: [WSG] Expected behaviour of links to external websites

2011-12-29 Thread Tom Ditmars
On 12/29/2011 01:02 PM, coder wrote:
 I had an awful job getting her to understand what [a browser was],
 but eventually she explained : I use my e. This was subsequently
 clarified by the explanation that she meant the small blue thing at
 the bottom of the screen. Let me add that this lady sits in front of
 her PC, at work, using the internet 5 days a week, all day, and has
 done for 10 years that I know of.

That is the failure of either her employer for failing to train her
properly or herself for failing seeking the appropriate training to do
her job. Web developers should not and cannot be expected to cater to
users who use the [Web] 5 days a week ... for 10 years and refuse to
learn to use it efficiently.

I would dare to venture that the world has reached a point where knowing
about things like tabs or right-clicking should be expected. The
World Wide Web has existed for nearly 20 years.


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[WSG] Re: Disabled man got 6 years for sextortion

2011-09-02 Thread Tom Ditmars
On 2011-09-02 20:38, Jay Tanna wrote:
 A Southern California disabled man was sentenced Thursday to six
 years in prison for infiltrating computers belonging to women and
 teenage girls where he found sexually explicit photos and threatening
 to put them online unless they provided him with more.
 
 [snip]

At the risk of sounding callous, while the situation is unfortunate and
abhorrent, I'm not sure how it relates to this mailing list, specifically.
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Re: [WSG] How do you cater to users with disabilities?

2011-08-23 Thread Tom Ditmars

On 2011-08-23 19:12, David Laakso wrote:

It is relevant only if you are one of the few on the planet who are
concerned with typography and see Verdana for what it is at default:
pug-ugly.


While that might be your opinion, it's not necessarily relevant to the
topic of this discussion: Usability and Web Standards.
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Re: [WSG] Mobile Page Passes but MIME Type Fails

2010-06-17 Thread Tom Ditmars
On 16-Jun-10 12:34, Kevin Erickson wrote:
 Arrrgh! Thanks for the attempt but it still warns on the MIME type
 after the change suggested. I guess I can move on but can anyone tell
 me what the issue is???

Right here:
 meta http-equiv=content-Type content=text/html; charset=utf-8 /

Also, as other have mentioned, you should check with your host to make
sure that the file is served how you want it (most likely
application/xhtml+xml). Once you have that set up, you should remove
that meta element.
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