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Re: [xml-dev] Microsoft's deeply cynical appealto"standards compliance"

 From: "Joshua Allen" <joshuaa@microsoft.com>
> I'm not certain that "screw people to win" follows. 

> B. Any IT manager is going to be weighing
> the cost of maintaining custom workaround code against the number of
> incremental users she will get.

If open accessability of pages is not a concern, why use HTML at all? 
Why not just use Tagged PDF or Flash, both of which are very widely deployed 
and  excellent in their own ways?

> So the questions that most IT shops have to balance are:
> - How much do I want to spend designing and maintaining this site?
> - What percentage of potential web clients do I need to target?
> - What are the potential consequences of letting an untested client hit
the site?

If the IT shop had the policy "We won't use any tricky scripting
except in specific areas that absolutely need it" the IT shop would not
have to ask those questions.

Rick Jelliffe