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Re: Spaces within titles (was: Minor Input For Authoring Guidelines)

From: Wendy A Chisholm <chisholm@trace.wisc.edu>
Date: Fri, 24 Apr 1998 09:57:10 -0500
Message-Id: <199804241457.JAA10393@trace.wisc.edu>
To: w3c-wai-gl@w3.org
How about a guideline in the first section, Style and Structure that 
incorporates the last guideline of the Images and Image map section that
currently reads:

  Avoid ASCII art. Replace it with an image and alternative text.
Common typographic characters or constructions to be avoided are emoticons
and arrows consisting of dashes and greater than signs (e.g., -->), etc. 

to say something like, 

  Avoid ASCII art and non-letter characters within words. 
*  Replace ASCII art with an image and alternative text. 
* Replace common typographic characters or constructionswith appropriate
language.  For example,  <wink> for the emoticon ;-), "therefore" for
arrows consisting of dashes and greater than signs (e.g., -->), and "great"
for "gr8." 
* Remove spaces within titles (e.g., O U R  C A F E);  use style sheets to
control letter spacing.

This is recommended because the current recommendation regarding ASCII art
is recommended.
Should the rating be reevaluated if we include new information?  Do these
things make a page unusable
for a person with a disability?  Is it appropriate to lump all of these
together or should they be separate guidelines?


At 10:40 PM 4/15/98 , Daniel Dardailler wrote:
>I've seen that elsewhere.
>This is a good first class guideline, not just a tip I think, 
>and there is a CSS property we can mention (letter-spacing).
>> We may want to add a tip telling folks not to write their
>> page headers like this:
>> O L Y M P I C S 
>> The NBC had this all over their site during the Olympics
>> coverage and were very surprized when I protested--
>> they made some poor hapless human type in all those spaces
>> because they wanted it to stand out.
>> -- 
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