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Re: Action Item: 3.3 Proposal (Writing Style)

From: Kynn Bartlett <kynn-edapta@idyllmtn.com>
Date: Mon, 12 Mar 2001 19:00:07 -0800
Message-Id: <4.2.0.58.20010312185819.00a12b80@garth.idyllmtn.com>
To: Anne Pemberton <apembert@erols.com>
Cc: love26@gorge.net (William Loughborough), w3c-wai-gl@w3.org
At 05:12 PM 3/12/2001 , Anne Pemberton wrote:
>William,
>         A stab at it ....
>                 Unless the content is quoted or copyrighted, it should be readable by the
>"average" user as defined by the newspaper/news media (to cover listening)
>... which is sorta about 6th - 8th grade level ... 

All material is copyrighted. :)  This rewrite proposal fails
immediately on those grounds.

Also, you completely ignore the technical aspects required by
some writing -- you made no exception for works that require
specific pre-knowledge.

Finally, you don't address how to handle works that are SPECIFICALLY
meant to be unclear, such as poetry or sarcasm.

--Kynn

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