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RE: Link to list of browsers with <link>support

From: John M Slatin <john_slatin@austin.utexas.edu>
Date: Mon, 10 Nov 2003 13:58:14 -0600
Message-ID: <C46A1118E0262B47BD5C202DA2490D1A798C3E@MAIL02.austin.utexas.edu>
To: "Joe Clark" <joeclark@joeclark.org>, "WAI-GL" <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>

Joe, just because the Web is "real" doesn't mean it has to be completely
opaque.  It's been a staple of writing instruction for a Very Long Time
that good writers put up a few signposts along the way to help readers
stay oriented.  It's a good idea for print, and a good idea for the Web,
too.


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Sent: Monday, November 10, 2003 1:44 pm
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Subject: Re: Link to list of browsers with <link>support



> It would be a good idea, I think, to
> warn people know when links point to pages in languages that are not 
> the same as the language of the current page.

Using the all-but-unsupported hreflang, for example? Please read the
spec.

<http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/struct/links.html#adef-hreflang>

> Hmmm, we may need to ad this
> one to WCAG as well (under 3.1 or 3.2 or whatever).

For the love of God, no. Get yourself out of the mindset of warning
people of what's available on the real Web.

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  Joe Clark  |  joeclark@joeclark.org
  Author, _Building Accessible Websites_
  <http://joeclark.org/access/> | <http://joeclark.org/book/>
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