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Re: Description restriction

From: Sandor Herramhof <Sandor.Herramhof@jku.at>
Date: Thu, 24 Nov 2005 07:45:05 +0100
Message-Id: <43856F810200006800002E7E@zidgw.edvz.uni-linz.ac.at>
To: "Shadi Abou-Zahra" <shadi@w3.org>
Cc: <public-wai-ert-tools@w3.org>

Hi,
I think nice and short is good, but 200 characters is
way to less to give descriptive information. I took
a medium description from the current tools description
and made a word and character count -
if we say a short description needs about 4 medium
sentences we would need about 400-500 chars, or 
60 to 70 words.

Regards,
Sandor


>>> Shadi Abou-Zahra <shadi@w3.org> 22.11.2005 23:54 >>>

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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