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RE: HTML techniques - "Terse" substitutes for header labels (no blocker)

From: Yvette P. Hoitink <y.p.hoitink@heritas.nl>
Date: Sun, 2 Nov 2003 19:20:38 +0100
To: <gv@trace.wisc.edu>, <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
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For me personally, concise is a word in my passive vocabulary, not in my
active vocabulary. In other words: it's not a word I would use. Instead I
would use words like brief, compact  short, etc. 

Yvette
> -----Original Message-----
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> [mailto:w3c-wai-gl-request@w3.org] On Behalf Of Gregg Vanderheiden
> Sent: vrijdag 31 oktober 2003 18:46
> To: 'Yvette P. Hoitink'; w3c-wai-gl@w3.org
> Subject: RE: HTML techniques - "Terse" substitutes for header 
> labels (no blocker)
> 
> 
> Concise is a better word.  Is that also an unusual word.
> 
>  
> -----Original Message-----
> From: w3c-wai-gl-request@w3.org 
> [mailto:w3c-wai-gl-request@w3.org] On Behalf Of Yvette P. Hoitink
> Sent: Friday, October 31, 2003 9:13 AM
> To: w3c-wai-gl@w3.org
> Subject: HTML techniques - "Terse" substitutes for header labels (no
> blocker)
> 
> 
> Going over the HTML techniques draft, I came across the 
> technique called "Terse substitutes for header labels":
> <http://www.w3.org/WAI/GL/WCAG20/WD-WCAG20-HTML-TECHS-20031020
.html#datatabl
> es_abbr>
> 
> I am not a native speaker of English, but I do read a lot of 
> books and articles in English (on average 500-1000 pages per 
> week for the last 10 years or so) so I do not think I have a 
> limited vocabulary. However, I had never heard of the word 
> "terse" before. 
> 
> When I looked it up using dictionary.com, it said "Brief and 
> to the point; effectively concise". Wouldn't "brief" be a 
> better word, i.e. "Brief substitutes for header labels". Or 
> even "short", to use the simplest words to convey the meaning.
> 
> Yvette Hoitink
> CEO Heritas, Enschede, The Netherlands
> 
Received on Sunday, 2 November 2003 13:20:44 GMT

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