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care with subject lines, please [was: Formal Recorded Complaint]

From: Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 03 Aug 2007 12:51:43 -0500
To: Sander Tekelenburg <st@isoc.nl>
Cc: public-html@w3.org
Message-Id: <1186163503.15648.273.camel@pav>

I don't see much relevance to the formal recorded complaint.

Please, before you send mail to 400+ inboxes and an archive
that will be searched by many more, take 20 seconds
to think carefully about the subject line.

On Fri, 2007-08-03 at 19:21 +0200, Sander Tekelenburg wrote:
> At 17:26 +1000 UTC, on 2007-08-03, Jason White wrote:
> 
> > On Tue, Jul 31, 2007 at 11:09:30AM -0500, Laura Carlson wrote:
> >
> >> Because of this the access principle should be strengthen to something like:
> >>
> >> "Design features to be accessible, universal, and inclusive. Access by
> >> everyone regardless of disability is an essential. This does not mean
> >> that features should be omitted entirely if not all users can fully
> >> make use of them. But alternate/equivalent mechanisms must be
> >> provided."
> >
> > I support substituting the above for the current, ambiguous wording in the
> > design principles.
> 
> Just a note:
> 
> Given all the miscommunication due to different uses of terminology, let's
> try to take extreme care with that terminology, especially in something like
> the Design Principles.
> 
> For example (especially when listed together with "accessible" and
> "universal") what does "inclusive" mean? There's enough confusion and
> disagreement already on what "accessible" means.
> 
> Another is that we appear to have some agreement on "equivalent" referring to
> content, and "alternate" to the UI  mechanism (and "fallback" to situations
> where the UA defaults to an equivalent that is not the author-suggested
> 'main' one). See also <http://esw.w3.org/topic/HTML/AccessibilityConsensus
> #head-2d72a19043f78d471af365031ec3ab94fe62d1af>
> 
> 
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Dan Connolly, W3C http://www.w3.org/People/Connolly/
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