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Re: Description restriction

From: Carlos A Velasco <Carlos.Velasco@fit.fraunhofer.de>
Date: Wed, 23 Nov 2005 09:27:24 +0100
Message-ID: <438427EC.8090906@fit.fraunhofer.de>
To: shadi@w3.org
Cc: steven.faulkner@nils.org.au, 'Andrew Arch' <andrew.arch@nils.org.au>, public-wai-ert-tools@w3.org

Hi Shadi,

I support Steven and Andrew: 200 characters is way too little.

regards,
carlos

Shadi Abou-Zahra wrote:
> 
> Hi,
> 
> I'm open to suggestions on this but we should try to keep the 
> descriptions nice and short. What do others think about this?
> 
> Regards,
>  Shadi
> 
> 
> Steven Faulkner wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> I agree with Andrew that the 200 character limit is too restrictive.
>> can we make it 200 words?
>>
>> best regards
>> stevef
>>
>>
>>
>>> -----Original Message-----
>>> From: public-wai-ert-tools-request@w3.org
>>> [mailto:public-wai-ert-tools-request@w3.org]On Behalf Of Andrew Arch
>>> Sent: Wednesday, 23 November 2005 8:45 AM
>>> To: public-wai-ert-tools@w3.org
>>> Cc: Shadi Abou-Zahra (E-mail)
>>> Subject: Description restriction
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> Hi Shadi,
>>>
>>> I've just re-read what we are collecting and realise that the
>>> description is
>>> only meant to be 200 CHARACTERS - I had inadvertently read
>>> this as 200 WORDS
>>> which to me is a lot more reasonable. Nearly all the current
>>> descriptions
>>> are already considerably more than 200 characters - you can't
>>> say much in 2
>>> lines to give people a good idea about a tool.
>>>
>>> At one stage in EO I suggested that we have a short
>>> description and a long
>>> description - the short description being the default view.
>>>
>>> The tools I have collected info for already have 100 - 200 word
>>> descriptions - do I need to edit these down to 200 characters?
>>>
>>> Cheers, Andrew
>>>
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