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Re: 9 August 2001 WCAG WG telecon minutes

From: Jo Miller <jo@bendingline.com>
Date: Fri, 10 Aug 2001 07:44:35 -0400
Message-Id: <p05100301b79978496e68@[192.168.1.101]>
To: Anne Pemberton <apembert@erols.com>, Charles McCathieNevile <charles@w3.org>
Cc: Wendy A Chisholm <wendy@w3.org>, <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
I respectfully disagree, Anne. The first of your suggested versions 
seems unnecessarily wordy and cumbersome while the second reflects 
the original language that we were trying to clarify (the language 
that led some of us to think that "appropriate" was mistakenly being 
used instead of "appropriately").

But I hung up my writing-instructor hat years ago and don't wish to 
get back into diagramming sentences if I can help it. :) I suggest we 
simply see whether other group members and commenters on the draft 
have a problem understanding the sentence as it is currently worded.

Jo

At 7:05 -0400 8/10/01, Anne Pemberton wrote:
>>   >3.3
>>   >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.
>
>Charles, I just don't like that sentence. I try to diagram it in my 
>head and it doesn't work .... maybe:
>
>"Write as clearly and simply as is possible and as is appropriate 
>for the site's content."
>
>or
>
>"Write as clearly and simply as possible and appropriate for the 
>site's content."
>
>                                                 Anne
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Jo Miller
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