[thelist] flash detection

Tobyn Baugher trb at cartoonviolence.net
Wed May 9 01:28:23 CDT 2001

On Mon, 7 May 2001, rudy wrote:

> i want all of you anti-flash folks to turn your images off for twenty-four
> hours... go ahead, i dare you... see if you can do it...

I'm not anti-flash, but I've done this for weeks at a time. Lynx
actually does a pretty good job rendering most pages. Better than it
should. Of course, it could do an even BETTER job if designers wouldn't
be braindead about text considerations when creating their sites.

I don't ask that designers view their sites in lynx and ensure
compatibility, but using ALT="" in all those spacer.gif tags and
intelligent ALT's on their image links could take a site from impossible
to easily usable from ANYTHING that can render text properly in a few
extra seconds.

Of course, I won't rant :).


Tobyn "trb" Baugher <trb at cartoonviolence.net>
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