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