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Re: Last Call for Web Content Accessibility Guidelines

From: Al Gilman <asgilman@iamdigex.net>
Date: Wed, 10 Mar 1999 16:51:10 -0500
Message-Id: <199903102147.QAA2499695@relay.interim.iamworld.net>
To: w3c wai gl <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
Cc: Misha Wolf <misha.wolf@reuters.com>
At 07:19 PM 3/10/99 +0000, Misha Wolf wrote:
>12.  Checkpoint 16.3
>     Suggestion:
>     "Create a consistent style of presentation between pages." -> 
>     "Create a consistent style of presentation across pages."
>     Note: The current usage sounds strange to me, but may be correct in US 
>     English. 

Again, Misha's wording is better.


PS:  Not Americanism, just Constructivism.

[The degree of] consistency between pages is the inverse of [the degree of]
difference between pages.  

Talking about consistency "between" pages presumes that the consistency
relation is a binary relation and is applied pairwise to all possible pairs
in the page set at the site.  "Across" neatly avoids the issue of whether
consistency is a pair or set property by allowing for both interpretations,
whichever the reader is prone to assume.  This choice also avoids getting
entangled in the number connotations of "between" or "among."
Received on Wednesday, 10 March 1999 16:48:05 UTC

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