Are w3c Standards Only for windows Sites-and-users?

Karen Lewellen klewellen at
Mon Jun 16 18:06:16 UTC 2014

Again, on the contrary, at least for Lynx.
the lynx browser is updated regularly across platforms and for different 
operating systems.  the browser is used not only by those experiencing 
sight loss, but by those in many countries where high graphics browsers 
are  problematical because of how  the Internet exists in those 
Equally both links and elinks are java script friendly with a low graphics 
element.  I would not speaking only for myself, consider that to be text 
As for current, there are editions of lynx that are more up to date than 
say Internet Explorer.  I am talking about w3c guidelines, and those 
browsers would from the definition still qualify as current...they exist, 
some of them are updated, etc.
Again just my take, based on Larry's first question.

On Mon, 16 Jun 2014, Sam Hartman wrote:

>>>>>> "Karen" == Karen Lewellen <klewellen at> writes:
>    Karen> On the contrary, at least if a site is claiming to meet w3c
>    Karen> guidelines under wacg 2.0 guideline 4.1 specifically states
>    Karen> that a site must support current user agents and ensure
>    Karen> support for future ones, which includes screen readers...and
>    Karen> browsers.  Further, guideline 2.1 or so states that all
>    Karen> functions must work from the keyboard...which is part of the
>    Karen> issue at the Safeway e-commerce site.
> Yeah, but I would not describe lynx/links/elynx/any of the text mode
> browsers as current or future user agents.
> They  do not have enough effort spent on development to be considered
> credible at meeting modern web standards.
> If they work, that's great for you.
> I appreciate that there are a number of people here who choose to use
> text-mode browsers.  That's your choice and if it works for you that's
> great.
> However, graphical browsers especially when combined with graphical
> screen readers have a large number of features for accessibility.  If a
> website works with those graphical browsers, but not your favorite text
> browser, it's not an accessibility problem.  That's especially true if
> the site works with multiple different graphical browsers with
> accessibility features.
> If you do want to use a text mode browser with modern websites, you may
> have more luck with edbrowse than with lynx/elynx/links/w3m.
> Sam, who uses a graphical browser and screen reader on Linux for quite
> satisfactory access to the websites I choose to use.
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