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Re: text-only version of web pages


From: Patrick H. Lauke
Date: Jan 30, 2013 5:21AM

On 30/01/2013 12:17, GF Mueden@ wrote:
> I beg to differ. I am set to white on black for poor contrast
> sensitivity, 200% for poor acuity, often minimize and pull in the
> margins for limited visual field, and my eyes are sensitive to the glare
> of graphics, they blind me to any nearby copy. I would love to be able
> to see many sites on a text only basis. I have no objection to graphics
> where needed to tell the story, but I do object when it is obvious that
> the designer is just showing off. When ordering groceries on line, it
> is not necessary that the list of departments have a graphic
> incorporated for each department. On the other hand it does help me to
> recognize the product package.
> I am not for outlawing graphics, but please give me the choice. The
> ability to "X out" graphics would be appreciated.

But all of these issues, and how you'd like to consume content, should
be handled by your user agent, rather than web content authors creating
separate text-only/limited-graphics versions, no?

Patrick H. Lauke