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Re: example format for Guide DOc (for 1.1 L1 SC1)

From: Christophe Strobbe <christophe.strobbe@esat.kuleuven.be>
Date: Thu, 15 Sep 2005 21:55:56 +0200
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To: Ben Caldwell <caldwell@trace.wisc.edu>, w3c-wai-gl@w3.org

At 21:12 15/09/2005, Ben Caldwell wrote:
<blockquote>
[BBC] (...) The type attribute on <ol> isn't deprecated for XHTML 
transitional, so this is not a concern in terms of validity. If we don't 
already, I think we should have a CSS technique that specifically addresses 
this.
</blockquote>

No, it is not a concern in terms of validity. Putting it more precisely: 
deprecated in HTML 4.01 means that it is not in the Strict DTD, but only in 
Transitional and Frameset. The type attribute is deprecated in HTML 4.01 
and since it is not in XHTML 1.0 Strict (but allowed in XHTML 1.0 
Transitional), it is also deprecated in XHTML. But I agree there is no 
pressing need to change the template.


<blockquote>
<blockquote cite="Christophe>
If I may put on my linguistics hat: when a list is a continuation of a 
sentence, punctuation and capitalisation should reflect this. For example 
in the previous version of the template:

Providing long descriptions by...
- using noembed with embed,
- using longdesc.

instead of

Providing long descriptions by...
- using noembed with embed
- using longdesc

In the new template, this would become:

Providing long descriptions in HTML
- Using noembed with embed,
- using longdesc.

or

Providing long descriptions in HTML
- Using noembed with embed.
- Using longdesc.
</blockquote>

[BBC] Good suggestions. The latter suggestion looks best to me, but I don't 
think there is a hard and fast grammatical rule to follow here. Do others 
have preferences?
</blockquote>

The rule I had in mind is that your sentence should still be grammatically 
correct when you turn a linear list into a vertical list. For example when 
you turn "Providing long descriptions by using noembed with embed, (or) 
using longdesc." into
Providing long descriptions by...
- using noembed with embed, (or)
- using longdesc.

Regards,

Christophe Strobbe



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