Re: MSFT Chicanery

From: Greg Christopher <stork_at_electronify_dot_com>
Date: Sat Sep 22 2007 - 16:38:13 CDT

On Sep 22, 2007, at 9:54 AM, cls@truffula.sj.ca.us wrote:

> I think it even undermines your case.

I am afraid so.

Inside Adobe, we shout pretty loud about the problem (IE specific
sites) because we can- Information Services is supposed to be working
for us.

 From an outside (advocacy) perspective, we have zero control over
who implements the schools system or how we do it, so we are in a
"win over" situation.

> Most people
> naturally respond to an advocacy argument by looking for
> holes. It's an egodefense. The advocacy argument implies
> by its nature that you know something they don't, or they
> were fooled by some deception you saw through.

That's why the message must be delivered gently- so as not to invoke
a fight or flight reaction.

For the record, MS has its own set of accessibility APIs and I'm sure
IE works well in that situation. It's all part of "the plan" :)

I would never code to IE. And activex... my opinion better left unsaid.

Greg
p.s. Those who have been shouting loud about the IE sites have gotten
little traction so they best be changing their ways as well.

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