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Re: 9 August 2001 WCAG WG telecon minutes

From: Jo Miller <jo@bendingline.com>
Date: Fri, 10 Aug 2001 07:37:25 -0400
Message-Id: <p05100300b7997572c3a2@[]>
To: Anne Pemberton <apembert@erols.com>, Wendy A Chisholm <wendy@w3.org>, w3c-wai-gl@w3.org

I raised this issue on the phone meeting yesterday, and it was 
explained to me that I was reading the sentence wrong; "appropriate" 
was meant to be paired with "possible." The verb "is" was then 
inserted into the language to make it clearer: "Write as simply...as 
is appropriate for the site's content." The sentence as it is now 
worded is grammatical and its meaning seems clear. (I think it's just 
that those of us in the working group, who have read the sentence 
four thousand times, are likely to overlook the presence of the new 

[insert joke about "that depends on the meaning of the word 'is'" here]


At 6:32 -0400 8/10/01, Anne Pemberton wrote:
>In the following, the word should be "appropriately" instead of 
>appropriate. The verb is "write". Clearly, Simply and Appropriately 
>are adverbs that describe the act of writing.
>                                                         Anne
>>JM Checkpoint 3.3 Write as clearly and simply as is possible and 
>>appropriate for the site's content.
>>Action WC: change 3.3 to read: Write as clearly and simply as is 
>>possible and appropriate for the site's content.
>Anne Pemberton

Jo Miller
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