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Re: descriptive titles

From: Tim Boland <frederick.boland@nist.gov>
Date: Mon, 28 Aug 2006 09:21:33 -0400
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To: "Loretta Guarino Reid" <lguarino@adobe.com>
Cc: public-wcag-teamb@w3.org
Some definitions of "describe", from [1]:

1. to tell or depict in written or spoken words; give an account of: He 
described the accident very carefully.
2. to pronounce, as by a designating term, phrase, or the like; label: 
There are few people who may be described as geniuses.
3. to indicate; be a sign of; denote: Conceit, in many cases, describes a 
state of serious emotional insecurity.
4. to represent or delineate by a picture or figure.
5. Geometry. to draw or trace the outline of: to describe an arc.

Hopefully this will stimulate some thought on definitions of "description" 
that might be objectively measurable(???), or have we given up on using 

Thanks and best wishes
Tim Boland NIST

[1]: http://dictionary.reference.com/search?q=describe&x=17&y=16

At 06:09 PM 8/25/2006 -0700, you wrote:

>Team B has the action item to come up with a revised description of the 
>How To Meet  info and techniques if we want to change to Web Units have 
>descriptive titles . Can you propose how we would change the current info? 
>Brainstorming and examples would be a fine place to start. Makoto, does 
>JIS have any information that we could use for this?
>Thanks, Loretta
>Loretta Guarino Reid
>Adobe Systems, Acrobat Engineering
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