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Re: Numbering Success Criteria

From: Charles McCathieNevile <charles@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 11 Dec 2002 13:37:53 -0500 (EST)
To: phoenixl <phoenixl@sonic.net>
cc: <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.30.0212111335140.15814-100000@tux.w3.org>

Well the problem is that if we each use a different set of numbers it is
going to be hard to talk about something and make sure we mean the same
thing. The external technology handles this fine - converting from one scheme
to another is trivial for a computer. Unfortunately it turns out that
poeple's brains aren't that flexible - they like things they can make sense
of and don't have to convert.

(this is why the metric system is really an all-or-nothing proposition - CSS
works fine with mixed units, but people tend to get confused)

cheers

chaals

On Wed, 11 Dec 2002, phoenixl wrote:

>
>Hi,
>
>I'm kind of wondering why there needs to be only one format made available
>to users.  Different users have different preferences.  Since this is a
>technology based group, why not take advantage of technology and let users
>choose what options/formats they would like to see information presented.
>Why squeeze everyone into one format?
>
>Scott
>
>PS  If there is a technological reason why this can't be done, then fix the
>technology.
>

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