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Re: Disambiguation Re: Verified issues - week of 26 April

From: Kynn Bartlett <kynn@idyllmtn.com>
Date: Mon, 3 May 2004 10:50:42 -0700
Message-Id: <65753472-9D2A-11D8-86C5-000393AF2932@idyllmtn.com>
Cc: WAI-GL <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
To: Avi Arditti <aardit@voa.gov>

On May 3, 2004, at 9:37 AM, Avi Arditti wrote:
> Not all Web authors -- or lawyers or scientists or so on -- are 
> writers,
> and not all writers are good communicators. Thus, when told "write
> clearly," chances are they do not know how, and so interpret that
> defensively as censorship.

I think we just have to tell people "write well" and give references
to what we mean by that, and don't say "write clearly."  There are types
of writing for which you do NOT want to "write clearly."

Heck, there are types of writing for which you don't actually want to
"write well."  This type of rule presented as a rule causes more
damage than it's worth.


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