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Re: Some thoughts regarding DW

On Mon, Aug 15, 2005 at 08:48:20PM +0200, Jutta Wrage wrote:
> Beside that there are other things, I cannot handle with:


> Handling accessibilty issuse related to the web pages due to not  
> keeping web standards with arguments like "lynx is buggy, use links"  
> - - - we like it as it is.

This is a misrepresentation of the facts.  As it was explained to you at the
time, the issues you were experiencing were *not* caused by a lack of
standards-compliance of the web pages in question, they were caused by a
failure of *lynx* to implement the requisite five-year-old web standards.
Yet, rather than acknowledging this lynx bug and offering to work with the
lynx maintainer to address it, you insinuated (and continue to insinuate,
every time something doesn't work exactly right for you) that the people
responsible for the changes don't care about accessibility.

This is demotivating and not constructive in the least, and it is a good way
to get people to ignore you regardless of the validity of your concerns (and
kudos to Erinn for working around lynx's bugs in spite of the hostility of
the messenger).  I quite agree that Debian doesn't need more people with
attitudes like this.

Steve Langasek                   Give me a lever long enough and a Free OS
Debian Developer                   to set it on, and I can move the world.
vorlon@debian.org                                   http://www.debian.org/

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