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Re: Tone

From: Wendy A Chisholm <wendy@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 27 Sep 2001 15:42:32 -0400
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To: "Jonathan Chetwynd" <j.chetwynd@btinternet.com>, "Anne Pemberton" <apembert@erols.com>, "Charles McCathieNevile" <charles@w3.org>
Cc: "WCAG WG" <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
Are you proposing a guideline or a checkpoint?  Where in WCAG 2.0 does it 
fit?  What are the success criteria?  What are examples?  What are definitions?

Please provide a complete concrete proposal that answers all of the above 
questions or discontinue discussion.  In other words, give me something 
that is in the current format of WCAG 2.0 guidelines/checkpoints.


At 02:53 PM 9/27/01 , Jonathan Chetwynd wrote:
>The proposed guideline:
> >Please consider the spirit or tone that would introduce your content to
>best effect?
> >An inappropriate tone could alienate your audience. People in different
>cultures have very different expectations.
>So far we have:
>Jonathan, Anne, David P and CharlesMcN have expressed opinions inclined
>towards something like the proposal, and recognise that it represents a
>CharlesFM considers it a good recommendation, but perhaps unattainable in a
>set of 'normative' guidelines.
>Wendy and Judy appear to be querying whether the proposal is in earnest.
>I don't have any record of other opinions.
>What reason can there be for calling a halt to what is a very positive and
>helpful guideline?
>I'd be grateful for a further development of this proposal.
>It may well need examples, or expansion.
>jonathan chetwynd
>IT teacher (LDD)
>http://www.peepo.com         "The first and still the best picture directory
>on the web"

wendy a chisholm
world wide web consortium
web accessibility initiative
seattle, wa usa
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