Re: Basic HTML


On Sun, Oct 31, 2021 at 12:58 PM, Gene wrote:
Where did you see that they intend to phase it out? 
There has been "backstage buzz" about this for a very long time.  Google has put a huge amout of effort into optimizing their standard view, and they've done a lot to make it much easier to use with screen readers than it once was.

The ability to change to the Basic HTML view as your default has been gone for a while now, but I can't say when the exact month and year was when it disappeared.  That, alone, is an indicator about its status.

They may not phase it out, but it's already been shuttled to very low status in terms of improvements to it or maintenance of it.  It's likely to hang around in its present form until something that Google wants to do would break it and they don't want to fix whatever that would be.

Brian - Windows 10, 64-Bit, Version 21H1, Build 19043  

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