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

From: John M Slatin <john_slatin@austin.utexas.edu>
Date: Mon, 3 Nov 2003 11:46:40 -0600
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To: "Yvette P. Hoitink" <y.p.hoitink@heritas.nl>, <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>

I agree: "Brief" is better than "terse" (and it's shorter than
"concise"...)


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Sent: Friday, October 31, 2003 9:13 am
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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#data
tabl
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 Monday, 3 November 2003 12:49:46 GMT

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