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

From: Daniel Dardailler <danield@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 27 Apr 1998 09:30:24 +0200
Message-Id: <199804270730.JAA08232@www47.inria.fr>
To: Wendy A Chisholm <chisholm@trace.wisc.edu>
cc: w3c-wai-gl@w3.org

I think it's a good move, as these are not image related but more
style related.
I'm fine with Recommended.

We need to to add something in the Image section for image in ASCII
art (refering to the thread we had a few weeks ago: how to announce
them and finish them).


> 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:
> 
> Recommended
>   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, 
> 
> Recommended
>   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?
> 
> --wendy
> 
> 
> 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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> >> --raman
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