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Re: WCAG In Haiku; From William's Terse Version; Hope These Are Helpful

From: Al Gilman <asgilman@iamdigex.net>
Date: Wed, 22 Aug 2001 15:08:48 -0400
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At 02:03 PM 2001-08-22 , Charles McCathieNevile wrote:
>Yep. I actually thought this was cool as a way of making me look carefully at
>what is there, too. (I guess you got to as well, writing them). Although I
>suspect that a spec written in haiku would be too different for people to
>readily approach it as a real spec.

AG:: Sure, but there is a question as to whether that's the question.

If you can win them over [with brevity and wit] on _whether_ to do it, and
hints can show them _how_ to do it, is it really essential to frame a
definitive statement of _what_ to do?  That's the charter; but is it our best

Do we need a "real spec," or is that a formula for a papyrus dinosaur?

Iss a puzzlement.  

Better put:  What do we need _more_ at the moment?  Something more real as a
spec, or stuff that is more real as accessible web content?


Note:  "Iss a puzzlement."  The King says this memorably in "The King and I." 
That's why the double 's.'

>On Wed, 22 Aug 2001, Jonathan Chetwynd wrote:
>  thanks Sean,
>  a bit of humour goes a long way, and you've covered a few of the angles in
>  an alternative format.
>  congratulations
>  jonathan chetwynd
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