[PLUG-TALK] There Oughta' Be A Law

Michael michael at jamhome.us
Tue Mar 1 11:10:10 PST 2011

Rich Shepard
>    There ought to be a law that requires government Web
sites, at all levels
> of government, to be usable by _any_ friggin'
Web browser, not just Internet
> Exploder. So far I've discovered that
Multnomah County's Assessors Office
> maps (or is that via Metro?) are
no longer firefox-accessible but require
> bending over to Microsoft
by using their software. Same with the US
> Geological Survey's
National Hydrographic Dataset.
>    If public tax money is
used to develop and maintain these sites they
> should be available to
all, and not just to those paying for proprietary
> OSes and browsers.
Yes, sometimes Opera works, but such restrictions are
> just plain
Would you be so kind as to copy this list on the letters you send
to elected representatives about this issue?  
 Be Appropriate &&
Follow Your Curiosity
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