Re: MSFT Chicanery

From: Brian Behlendorf <brian_at_behlendorf_dot_com>
Date: Sat Sep 22 2007 - 11:31:56 CDT

Any government or public service web site that claims "only works on IE"
probably also does not work for those with visual impediments, they
probably do not sufficiently separate content from presentation and XHTML
from CSS in a way that allows browsers to properly increase the size of
text or perform adequate text-to-speach interfaces for the blind. At the
Mozilla Foundation, we have funded a significant amount of work in Firefox
to address these needs, and many of those needs are embodied in today's
modern web standards that both IE and Firefox implement well. I'm not up
to speed on the particulars of enforcement of accessibility on web sites
for government institutions (and related, like public schools), but I
would think it would be a strong basis for a formal complaint.


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