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Re: Relative priorities

From: Gregory J. Rosmaita <unagi69@concentric.net>
Date: Wed, 20 Oct 1999 18:47:00 -0400
Message-Id: <4.1.19991020183307.00ac5430@pop3.concentric.net>
To: pjenkins@us.ibm.com
Cc: Authoring Tools Guidelines List <w3c-wai-au@w3.org>
aloha, phil!

while i don't have an issue with your rewording (it is, i think, somewhat
clearer than what is in the 14 October draft [reference 1], i do object to the
P3 example you chose, as i (and there are others who share this view) do not
think that the expansion of ACRONYMs and ABBRs should have been rated a P3 by
WCAG...  while i know that that is a fact of life that i have to live with --
at least for now -- i would prefer if you used a less contentious example of a
P3 authoring practice, such as:

Checkpoint 13.10: Provide a means to skip over multi-line ASCII art [reference
2]
or
Checkpoint 5.6 Provide abbreviations for header labels. [reference 3]

i realize that i am probably over-reacting to an arbitrary choice (ACRONYM and
ABBR expansion is the first-listed P3 in the checklist), but i did want to air
my concerns...

gregory.

References
[1] http://www.w3.org/WAI/AU/WAI-AUTOOLS/#priorities
[2]
http://www.w3.org/TR/1999/WAI-WEBCONTENT-19990505/wai-pageauth.html#gl-facil
itate-navigation
[3]
http://www.w3.org/TR/1999/WAI-WEBCONTENT-19990505/wai-pageauth.html#gl-table
-markup
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Gregory J. Rosmaita <unagi69@concentric.net>
   WebMaster and Minister of Propaganda, VICUG NYC
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