Thread Subject: Re: Rant #329
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From: Katie Haritos-Shea
Date: Thu, May 10 2007 9:45 AM
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I would have to disagree. One can apply rules/princilpes that are broad enough to cover passenger safety requirements for many modes of transportation.
>From: Sean Hayes < = EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED = >
>Sent: May 10, 2007 11:30 AM
>To: TEITAC Web/Software Subcommittee < = EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED = >
>Subject: Re: [teitac-websoftware] Rant #329
>'The contention is that somehow this might be OK for Web rules but not for "software/desktop" standards.'
>I sympathise with your view, but feel you may be slightly missing the point.
>If I can use an analogy: one cannot not apply the rules for airbags in cars to commercial aircraft. Which is not to say the people making aircraft don't care about passenger safety, it's just that the two forms of transport differ enough in character that the requirements are necessarily different.
>What works for the web doesn't necessarily apply to all software, however the user needs must still be taken into account appropriately in both places.