Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 15th Aug 2009 00:04 UTC
Opera Software "Opera 10 beta 3 was released Wednesday for Windows, Mac, and Linux users. With a strong European following, the preview version has been able to keep this popular alternative browser competitive by offering page rendering quality comparable to Google Chrome, while offering a robust list of features."
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RE[3]: Disappointed...
by darknexus on Sun 16th Aug 2009 01:46 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Disappointed..."
darknexus
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2008-07-15

Text-to-speech isn't the only thing that's broken. They implemented some very basic accessibility API support on the Mac, but it's been extremely buggy ever since they've implemented it in the 9.5 betas and they've ignored all bug reports concerning it. To summarize, the DOM tree's accessible elements are presented in the wrong order, e.g. while reading Osnews, the comment titles all appear at the bottom of the DOM rather than with their associated comments. This makes screen reader support useless, as the page is so garbled anyway that it's difficult to comprehend. Further, most form controls don't work properly, the required output for lists is not spoken for example. It's not useable, I don't know why they even bothered to be honest. On Windows no such efforts have been made, and accessibility for the Linux version at least in terms of screen reader support is out of the question for the forseeable future as it uses QT for its interface. Guess all that time spent in complaining to the EU took away from the ever more important task of actually fixing the bugs in their own product.

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