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

From: Gregg Vanderheiden <gv@trace.wisc.edu>
Date: Sun, 02 Nov 2003 13:41:59 -0600
To: 'Charles McCathieNevile' <charles@w3.org>, w3c-wai-gl@w3.org
Cc: "'Yvette P. Hoitink'" <y.p.hoitink@heritas.nl>
Message-id: <000a01c3a179$61ef8df0$086fa8c0@USD320002X>

Yes but brief has slightly different meaning. 

Concise is a more precise word.  Brief just means short.  

But if concise it not known......  or translatable.  Brief would seem to be
the next best word I can think of.

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Gregg C Vanderheiden Ph.D. 
Professor - Ind. Engr. & BioMed Engr.
Director - Trace R & D Center 
University of Wisconsin-Madison 

-----Original Message-----
From: Charles McCathieNevile [mailto:charles@w3.org] 
Sent: Sunday, November 02, 2003 7:42 AM
To: Gregg Vanderheiden
Cc: 'Yvette P. Hoitink'; w3c-wai-gl@w3.org
Subject: [techs] RE: HTML techniques - "Terse" substitutes for header labels
(no blocker)

More unusal than brief.


On Fri, 31 Oct 2003, Gregg Vanderheiden wrote:

>Concise is a better word.  Is that also an unusual word.
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>Gregg C Vanderheiden Ph.D.
>Professor - Ind. Engr. & BioMed Engr.
>Director - Trace R & D Center
>University of Wisconsin-Madison
>-----Original Message-----
>From: w3c-wai-gl-request@w3.org [mailto:w3c-wai-gl-request@w3.org] On
>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
>Going over the HTML techniques draft, I came across the technique called
>"Terse substitutes for header labels":
>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

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