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Re: spell-check, yes

From: <nir.dagan@econ.upf.es>
Date: Mon, 26 Oct 1998 10:52:06 +0100
Message-Id: <H0000e2200cbaa44@MHS>
TO: asgilman@access.digex.net, w3c-wai-gl@w3.org
OK. Priorety 3.
We should allow though to include misspelt words in 
<META name="keywords"> for our illetrate readers who look us up
in search engines.


> And, by the way, I do believe we _should_ mention spell-checking.
> This is another case of a general good practice, where failing to
> follow the practice has more severe impacts on the text-to-speech
> user than on the visual user.  Someone reading with their eyes
> can usually pick out the spelling error or will in fact read
> right through it without perceiving the error.  But someone
> depending on text to speech will get garbage for a word with a
> spelling error.  This heightened vulnerability to something that
> otherwise is a minor nuisance _should be mentioned_.
> Al
> PS: This is a "do as I say, not as I do."  One can find ample
> evidence of this effect among the perplexed readers of my
> unchecked email <wince>.
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