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RE: Linking to a lexicon Re: 3.2

From: lisa seeman <seeman@netvision.net.il>
Date: Thu, 20 Nov 2003 19:55:59 +0200
To: "'Charles McCathieNevile'" <charles@w3.org>, "'Joe Clark'" <joeclark@joeclark.org>
Cc: "'WAI-GL'" <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
Message-ID: <000101c3af8f$914c0b90$ad00000a@patirsrv.patir.com>

Worth adding to that

Some EURO accessibility stuff is being written using the lexicon concept
. And a parser is being made for them to do it.
Parsers isn't hard things to write.

All the best
Lisa Seeman
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-----Original Message-----
From: w3c-wai-gl-request@w3.org [mailto:w3c-wai-gl-request@w3.org] On
Behalf Of Charles McCathieNevile
Sent: Thursday, November 20, 2003 7:43 PM
To: Joe Clark
Subject: Linking to a lexicon Re: 3.2

On Thu, 20 Nov 2003, Joe Clark wrote:

>> But this is both testable and normative
>> "All terms  used are available in a linked to, fully accessible  
>> simple language lexicon, or supplementary lexicon of topic specific 
>> Jargon"
>Give me a break. I won't let anyone tell me I have to link every word I

>write to a lexicon, and neither will any other writer.

Last time this was discussed I believe it was pointed out that you could
readily link a lexicon to a page. That's one link per page. Or one link
for the site encompassing the Voice Of America broadcast transcripts
(assuming they have such a thing - maybe they could ask the NSA to
provide it for them <grin/>) which really do use their lexicon.

The difficulties with this part of the proposal are about how to choose
an appropriate lexicon, not about whether there can be tools that do it.
I made a set of tools for the published literature of an aboriginal
language (admittedly a small body of work, and no you cannot see it -
nor can I anymore, because there are issues besides accessibility in
play). Some large companies use such tools for developing their own

In other words, I think you're misreading the statement. I also think
that the proposal is interesting, but not fully developed (then again,
WCAG 2 is currently a working draft, so the proposal is probably at an
adequate level of development).


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