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RE: 4.1 proposal for discussion

From: john_slatin <john_slatin@forum.utexas.edu>
Date: Tue, 27 Aug 2002 14:58:39 -0500
Message-ID: <6AC4E20EED49D411941400D0B77E52F0074B9622@forum.cc.utexas.edu>
To: "'Charles McCathieNevile'" <charles@w3.org>, Avi Arditti <aardit@voanews.com>
Cc: w3c-wai-gl@w3.org

I agree with Charles-- I think it would be very helpful for us to provide
lists of specific recommended practices, with references to the languages
for which they're suitable.

I'd olke to see those lists in the Advice section, however, with the Success
Criteria stating more general principles and then pointing to the advice
section.  This is a practice we've followed elsewhere in 2.0.


John Slatin, Ph.D.
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-----Original Message-----
From: Charles McCathieNevile [mailto:charles@w3.org] 
Sent: Tuesday, August 27, 2002 2:43 pm
To: Avi Arditti
Cc: w3c-wai-gl@w3.org
Subject: Re: 4.1 proposal for discussion

I am not suggesting that there is a problem of listing things that are
specific to one language. I think it is sensible to do that. My opinion is
that we should do it, and we should be clear about what languages things are
useful for (so that nobody tries to apply rules for english to hebrew where
they are not applicable).



On Tue, 27 Aug 2002, Avi Arditti wrote:

>Update: I am seeking feedback from a few big guns (non-technical
>appelation) in the field of plain language and will report back as soon 
>as I get answers.
>The issue in debate is the wisdom of listing elements that might seem 
>weighted too heavily toward one language versus listing universal 
>principles that might seem too weak to enforce across all languages.
>Any more thoughts from the list?
>Finally, I would appreciate any help from list members in Italy to 
>translate elements of advice posted at the site for the Italian 
>government's new plain-language campaign: 

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