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RE: 4.1 proposal for discussion

From: Charles McCathieNevile <charles@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 27 Aug 2002 16:06:49 -0400 (EDT)
To: john_slatin <john_slatin@forum.utexas.edu>
cc: Avi Arditti <aardit@voanews.com>, <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.30.0208271600050.12946-100000@tux.w3.org>

I disagree about putting the actual rules in the advice section - as far as I
can tell the language-specific rules are the criteria you need so you know if
you succeeded in meeting the checkpoint, and they are potentially different
for different languages.



On Tue, 27 Aug 2002, john_slatin wrote:

>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.
>Director, Institute for Technology & Learning
>University of Texas at Austin
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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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