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RE: Top-Posting And Guideline 3.1

From: John M Slatin <john_slatin@austin.utexas.edu>
Date: Tue, 29 Jun 2004 15:19:17 -0500
Message-ID: <C46A1118E0262B47BD5C202DA2490D1A03317DEF@MAIL02.austin.utexas.edu>
To: "Chris Ridpath" <chris.ridpath@utoronto.ca>, "Loretta Guarino Reid" <lguarino@adobe.com>
Cc: "WAI-GL" <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>

Chris, in your judgment would it be possible to satisfy 3.1 with a
top-posted reply organized like the one outlined below, or are there no
circumstances under which a top-posted message could satisfy the

<h1>Possible outline for a top-posted message</h1>
<h2>Introductory remarks</h2>
<p>Text that summarizes context of discussion and specific points that
are responded to, with an <a href="#originalmessage">invitation to read
the full text of the message</a>.
<h2>Main message</h2>
<p>Text in which the author makes his or her points, including material
quoted or paraphrased from original message as needed.  Yatta yatta
yatta </p>
Stuff quoted from original message.
<p>Response to material just quoted.</p>
<a name="originalmessage"><h1>Original message</h1></a>
Full text of original message, including all quotations, snippets,
responses, etc., and earlier messages contained in the body of the
message, whether top-posted or interwoven.
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