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From: Gregg Vanderheiden <gv@trace.wisc.edu>
Date: Sun, 26 Feb 2006 20:06:29 -0600
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While we don't want to recommend that people use text docs rather than HTML
or another semantically rich form of doc, we also don't want to declare text
docs as inaccessible.  For one thing  we carefully take all our email and
make them into text documents before posting them to the web! 


Also there are other formats for text docs. 


In looking at this topic Sofia came across this text standard for


I post it here for discussion.



It is a bit involved for simple text docs but is very interesting in a
number of ways.  Certainly, if we think it meets our guidelines we should
consider it as sufficient for 1.3.1 for text newsletters.  Not required, but


I am looking to see if there is one for plain text docs besides the common
practice rules we now have.   If anyone knows of any please let me know.




Gregg C Vanderheiden Ph.D. 
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