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RE: Audio description (was: New rewrite of Guideline 1.1 [action item])

From: Lisa Seeman <seeman@netvision.net.il>
Date: Tue, 22 Jun 2004 07:10:22 +0300
To: 'Doyle' <doyleb@alaska.net>, 'Joe Clark' <joeclark@joeclark.org>, 'WAI-GL' <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
Message-id: <017001c4580e$d662eb90$340aa8c0@lisaibm>


> PhD's aside - what is top-posting?  I asked last time this 
> was mentioned and did not get a response.  Actually, I was 
> accused of the same and still have no clue.

it is web slang type thing

it means that you put your response to a message on top of the whole
message .

to "not top post" means you put your reply inline, following the text to
which you are replying.

For example if I had not read the thread, and had just opened your
email, I would not know what <quote>PHd aside</quote> refereed to,
unless I scrolled down, or read the whole email.

On the other hand if someone just opens this email, well, they still
won't now what PhD refers to, but they will understand that I am
explaining what top posting means. 

(although they may not understand the answer)

Hence the checkpoint  explain your terms...

Keep well,

Lisa


> Doyle Burnett
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Joe Clark" <joeclark@joeclark.org>
> To: "WAI-GL" <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
> Sent: Monday, June 21, 2004 5:55 PM
> Subject: Audio description (was: New rewrite of Guideline 1.1 
> [action item])
> 
> 
> >
> > > We can't move all of 1.2 to 1.1 because audio description 
> is not a 
> > > text alternative.
> >
> > It's not any kind of alternative. It's an addition. Try watching a 
> > movie with *just* the audio description.
> >
> > By the way, I think the original message was a new record 
> for 2004-- 
> > six top-postings. Ph.D.s continue to be unable to use E-mail.
> >
> >
> > --
> >
> >     Joe Clark | joeclark@joeclark.org
> >     Accessibility <http://joeclark.org/access/>
> >     Expect criticism if you top-post
> >
> 
> 
> 
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