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

From: Roberto Castaldo <r.castaldo@iol.it>
Date: Sun, 2 Nov 2003 23:17:27 +0100
To: "'Yvette P. Hoitink'" <y.p.hoitink@heritas.nl>, <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
Message-ID: <0c6a031272202b3ITNSMTP91@portalis.it>

Concise seems perfect: in italian we say "conciso", and it means exactly
what we intend to say. 
Maybe it's the best choice.

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-----Original Message-----
From: w3c-wai-gl-request@w3.org [mailto:w3c-wai-gl-request@w3.org] On Behalf
Of Gregg Vanderheiden
Sent: domenica 2 novembre 2003 20.51
To: 'Yvette P. Hoitink'; w3c-wai-gl@w3.org
Subject: RE: HTML techniques - "Terse" substitutes for header labels (no
blocker)


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 17:24:41 GMT

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