Thank you, Comcast.

Rich Kulawiec rsk at gsp.org
Sat Feb 27 13:07:04 UTC 2016


On Fri, Feb 26, 2016 at 07:21:04PM -0600, Mike Hammett wrote:
> So we have people saying that blocking residential users from hosting
> DNS servers is not really providing Internet service. Now we have people
> saying it isn't service if it doesn't (more or less) completely work
> in lynx.

Actually, nobody is saying that, but: there is zero reason why that page
shouldn't work in a text-only browser like lynx or w3m.  It conveys technical
information of importance to current and prospective users of the service.
It *should* comply with the ADA and other accessability standards, and one
well-known baseline way to (at minimum) take a vague step in that direction
is to ensure that it's reasable (and navigable) in a text-only browser.

There's also zero reason why that page should require Javascript,
plugins (especially obsolete and dangerous plugins like Flash), or why
it should utilize advertising, trackers, and malicious third-party sites,
or why it should be horribly bloated with useless junk.

The problem here is not the people who choose to use browsers and browser
configurations set for security and privacy.   The problem is the
jerks who published important information in a cesspool.

---rsk


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