[K12OSN] IE requirement
bear2bar at netscape.net
Mon May 24 15:00:11 UTC 2004
Now that's a law I would love to see enacted in Canada !!!! Companies
like Edusystems & Kidpic & Mandarin could then be sited for failure to
comply with interoperability standards
accessys at smart.net wrote:
>On Sun, 23 May 2004 pnakashi at k12.hi.us wrote:
>>From: Bill Kendrick <nbs at sonic.net>
>>>Well, that simply lies to the server as to what the browser is.
>>>It's kind of like going up to someone, shaking their hand, and
>>>saying you're someone else.
>>>...Except it's worse, because if the site really DOES require IE,
>>>try to do things that only IE can do. Really, it's less that they
>>>havea website that 'requires IE' and more that they have an IE-
>I have not tested this so I cannot be sure your site does or does not
>comply but in a public at least school setting you must comply with
>section 508 of the rehab act and IDEA (Individuals with Disabilities
>Education Act) which have some pretty strict rules about cross platform
>capabilities (as far as I have been able to check, K12OSN meets these) but
>much of M$ cannot especially IE.
>the easiest check is to see if the site will run (native, not emulated) in
>PINE for e-mail and LYNX as a browser. if not you could be in serious
>violation of Federal law... for more details see www.W3C.org/WAI
>IDEA = Individuals with Disabilities Education Act.
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