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RE: Does order affect meaning (was: NEW: Issue #1609)

From: Joe Clark <joeclark@joeclark.org>
Date: Wed, 24 Aug 2005 18:37:09 +0000 (UTC)
To: WAI-GL <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.60.0508241834560.10727@aristotle.multipattern.com>

> Greg Lowney says he can't think of real-world examples where reordering 
> the contents would not affect their meaning. However, this depends on 
> the level you are considering: a set of delivery units, single delivery 
> units or even lower levels.

If we stop using hard-to-understand buzzwords for a moment, if you 
rearrange items on a Web page, they're not necessarily going to be easy to 
understand. I have opposed any endorsement whatsoever of remixing authors' 
Web pages without their foreknowledge and will continue to do so. It has 
no place in our guidelines. I just can't make anybody else understand 
that. You all think it's just the neatest thing you've ever seen in your 
lives, and you simply ignore all my evidence to the contrary.

> At the sentence level, the situation is obviously very different.

We are not proposing to reorder sentences. The only examples people ever 
come up with-- *always* inspired by the supercool feature of Jaws-- are 
headings and links.


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