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Re: Summary of Thursday's IRC conversation about @summary

From: David Singer <singer@apple.com>
Date: Fri, 5 Jun 2009 18:27:51 -0700
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To: public-html@w3.org
At 18:00  -0700 5/06/09, Jonas Sicking wrote:
>If we in over a decade haven't been able to get people to use and
>understand @summary, then IMHO something is wrong with the spec. Or is
>there some reason to believe that we'll be more successful in the next
>decade to get people to use and understand @summary correctly?

I think a number of people are beginning to wonder whether we'll ever 
get good adoption and good efficacy if features (like summary) are 
only used by, visible to, checkable by, people with conformance 
needs.  If a feature is essentially invisible to the average web 
author, there is a very god chance they'll never check their work in 
taht area -- and therefore, often get it wrong.

So, if the spec. said that summary must be shown in a tooltip or the 
like, perhaps they'd realize that pid16272 is not terribly helpful... 

have a great weekend, everyone...
David Singer
Multimedia Standards, Apple Inc.
Received on Saturday, 6 June 2009 01:30:23 UTC

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