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

From: Gregg Vanderheiden <gv@trace.wisc.edu>
Date: Sun, 02 Nov 2003 13:51:10 -0600
To: "'Yvette P. Hoitink'" <y.p.hoitink@heritas.nl>, w3c-wai-gl@w3.org
Message-id: <001801c3a17a$ac92cdd0$086fa8c0@USD320002X>

Hmmmmmm     
compact......
interesting word.   What does that sound like to others.
Though not quite as good as concise, its eems more common than concise 
Seems more accurate than brief.

How about people from other countries.  Which word is easier to understand,
has the right meaning, and is easy to translate.

Concise
Compact
Brief 
Short


 
Gregg

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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: Yvette P. Hoitink [mailto:y.p.hoitink@heritas.nl] 
Sent: Sunday, November 02, 2003 12:21 PM
To: gv@trace.wisc.edu; w3c-wai-gl@w3.org
Subject: RE: HTML techniques - "Terse" substitutes for header labels (no
blocker)


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-----
> From: w3c-wai-gl-request@w3.org 
> [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 14:51:16 GMT

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