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Re: Clear and simple writing

From: Kynn Bartlett <kynn-edapta@idyllmtn.com>
Date: Sat, 24 Nov 2001 18:37:46 -0800
Message-Id: <a05100301b82609506cf7@[10.0.1.17]>
To: "Jim Ley" <jim@jibbering.com>, "Lisa Seeman" <seeman@netvision.net.il>, "WAI GL" <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
At 5:18 PM +0000 11/24/01, Jim Ley wrote:
>  "Lisa Seeman":
>>  I would like to add the obvious one, that :
>>  1, pictorial representation should be provided of each instruction, (if
>you
>>  can not do it in one picture, it is time to split up the instructions)
>
>Surely this is alternative content? and therefore needs to be marked up in
>such a way so that those of us who do not understand images well compared
>to text do not get distracted - how do you do this within current HTML
>implementations alternative pages?

Hold on a sec here.  I was with you until the "do not get distracted"
part.  I haven't found any reason to suspect that the standard behavior
built into web browsers isn't sufficient for allowing those "who do
not understand images well compared to text" to avoid distraction.

Is there even such a group that's readily identifiable, by the way,
or is this merely yet another knee-jerk reaction to the idea of
illustrations on web sites?

--Kynn

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Kynn Bartlett <kynn@idyllmtn.com>
http://www.kynn.com/
Received on Saturday, 24 November 2001 22:03:06 GMT

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