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AXIS vs. CLASS

From: Al Gilman <asgilman@access.digex.net>
Date: Thu, 16 Oct 1997 10:26:36 -0400 (EDT)
Message-Id: <199710161426.KAA15111@access5.digex.net>
To: w3c-wai-hc@w3.org (HC team)
to follow up on what Al Gilman said:

> to follow up on what Dave Raggett said:
> > 
> > I guess we could extend AXES to support this. The question then is
>                           AXIS -- No?
> 

[snip]

If the truth be known, what I really think about AXIS is that
it is just CLASS under another name and can be dropped.

I don't see enforceable semantics above and beyond CLASS that
goes with calling a name or string an AXIS.  If you had an AXIS
one-word term, it would be a legal and appropriate use of CLASS.
I think that our best deal is to go forward with a free-for-all
of one-word class designators and when we hit a collision we
disambiguate the term by a LINK tying the element holding an
ambiguous CLASS term to a lexicon resource in which the correct
definition of that CLASS term is given.

And, as I said before, the CLASS attribute should be just short
keys to the classes and long forms are dictionary business.

-- Al
Received on Thursday, 16 October 1997 10:26:56 EDT

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