RE: Poll - Classic MetaLink vs. My Oracle Support

From: Rich Jesse <>
Date: Fri, 10 Jul 2009 10:48:23 -0500 (CDT)
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> I don't find it that bad either (once I finally decided to ditch my 256K RAM
> PC). I like the SR interface.
> I also don't think this new thing called "Rock & Roll" is going to last. I
> don't understand that Elvis boy at all.

At least I can stop trying to get ML to work on my Blackberry:

Maybe I can convince work that I need an iPhone once it gets a Flash player.

And it appears that JAWS and other screen readers do not work with Flash content. But if one who cannot view the Flash content can magically manage to login and find the ML article they were looking for, the FAQ says:

"Note: Not all content in My Oracle Support is in Flash. Some, like Knowledge articles, are in standard HTML formats. This means that when you come across this content, your browser and operating system (and JAWS) controls and features apply."

I can only surmise that this means that accessibility was not a factor when the support portal was converted to Flash.

Sorry for the rant, but it just gets me how far backward the Net has gone with the seemingly universal acceptance of the concept of a single vendor controlling content delivery. Let's hope Adobe is financially stable or the US Govt will certainly own them, too.

Fun for a Friday!


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