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Re: xhtml-access WD put up

From: Shane McCarron <shane@aptest.com>
Date: Sat, 12 Apr 2008 13:22:35 -0500
Message-ID: <4800FDEB.5070008@aptest.com>
To: "Gregory J. Rosmaita" <oedipus@hicom.net>
CC: XHTML WG <public-xhtml2@w3.org>

I have made that change.  Note that the syntax used there is the 
standard that we used in all XHTML M12N modules.  So I guess we need to 
make those changes throughout M12N.

Gregory J. Rosmaita wrote:
> aloha, shane!
>
> 1 quick question on a VERY quick pass of the xhtml-access WD you
> pushed yesterday:
>
> in section 3.1.1. the title of which is "activate = ( yes | no* )",
> i assume that the asterisk trailing "no" demarcates that it is the
> default -- if that is correct, then you need to encase the asterisk
> in an acronym or abbr expansion, explicitly marking the asterisk 
> as signifying "default", otherwise, the draft is guilty of using 
> ASCII art, as trailing asterisks are NOT likely to be spoken when the
> page is spoken -- in "real life" enunciation of the asterisk will 
> occur extremely rarely, as one would have to increase one's normal 
> punctuation level to a reporting level that would drive most people 
> mad, or at least to distraction...  the only reason i "found" the 
> asterisk is that, when i review a technical spec, i put punctuation 
> mode to "all punctuation" so that i don't miss the subtleties of the 
> text and examples...  moreover, the asterisk is a purely visual 
> signifier, and i could not find any instance in the document which 
> indicates that asterisks are used to indicate default values...
>
> could you, therefore, make the following correction to the WD:
>
> <h3><a id="sec_3.1.1."
>   
>> 3.1.1. <code>activate</code> = ( yes | no<abbr title=" default"
>> *</abbr> )</a></h3>
>>     
>
> thank you -- more substantive comments to follow,
> gregory.
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> ---------- Original Message -----------
> From: Shane McCarron <shane@aptest.com>
> To: XHTML WG <public-xhtml2@w3.org>
> Sent: Fri, 11 Apr 2008 22:29:51 -0500
> Subject: xhtml-access WD put up
>
>   
>> After a discussion with Roland today, I updated the xhtml-access 
>> document to prepare for last call.  My shot at this is available 
>> at http://www.w3.org/MarkUp/2008/WD-xhtml-access-20080418/
>>
>> I think it is ready to go, but I have been wrong before ;-)
>>
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