when is some too much? WAS RE: [thelist] Link Types

Ben Henick persist1 at io.com
Thu Jan 2 16:01:30 CST 2003

On Thu, 2 Jan 2003, sasha wrote:

> On Thu, 2 Jan 2003

...Gah.  Still acclimating myself to putting "03" instead of "03" in the
places where it's appropriate.  Thank goodness I don't write checks; debit
cards rawk.

> I personally use Lynx as a guide as to how accessible a site is.  For your
> average sites, I'd say a Lynx test is good enough.  If you've ever used a
> text only browser for real actual browsing, you'll appreciate a site where
> they actually put work into it to ensure it is accessible to the visual
> impaired.

I do the same.  I have a couple of semi-regulars who browse my personal
site in Lynx.

There are hardcore DOM doohickies on my site (as you know if you've ever
visited, nudge nudge wink wink) so when people who've seen it in { newer
UA } see it in { older UA } the response is usually something along the
lines of, "that was a pleasant surprise."

There is, however, one caveat to testing in Lynx... while Lynx shows you
what happens when all of the fluff gets taken out, it doesn't alert you
readability issues.

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