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Re: Top-Posting And Guideline 3.1

From: Chris Ridpath <chris.ridpath@utoronto.ca>
Date: Tue, 29 Jun 2004 16:44:56 -0400
Message-ID: <01e101c45e19$eff57210$b040968e@WILDDOG>
To: "John M Slatin" <john_slatin@austin.utexas.edu>, "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
> criteria?
>
I'd say that your message has at least enough markup to make it satisfy 3.1.
(Nice job!)

I'm sure there are circumstances where a top-posted message would be OK.

If every message was formatted as you suggested then it would make email
much more accessible. So now that you've shown it's possible, could we
require that all email be produced this way in order to be accessible? Or,
how far does 3.1 go?

Chris

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "John M Slatin" <john_slatin@austin.utexas.edu>
To: "Chris Ridpath" <chris.ridpath@utoronto.ca>; "Loretta Guarino Reid"
<lguarino@adobe.com>
Cc: "WAI-GL" <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
Sent: Tuesday, June 29, 2004 4:19 PM
Subject: RE: Top-Posting And Guideline 3.1


> <h1>Introduction</h1>
> 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
> criteria?
>
> <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>
> <blockquote>
> Stuff quoted from original message.
> </blockquote>
> <p>Response to material just quoted.</p>
> <a name="originalmessage"><h1>Original message</h1></a>
> <blockquote>
> 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.
> </blockquote>
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