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RE: Why word?

From: Jamie Fox <jfox@fenix2.dol-esa.gov>
Date: Tue, 15 Dec 1998 12:31:47 -0500
To: "'Chris Kreussling'" <CHRIS.KREUSSLING@ny.frb.org>
Cc: <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <000701be2850$cb3fbfc0$dbc3c8c7@jfox.dol-esa.gov>
Many people required to edit and create web pages and/or sites are not web
professionals and the only "WYSIWYG" tool available to them is Word.  I
daresay that most people don't know HTML and are not going to learn it so
that they can make an accessible page through a text editor.  This is
especially true if the only editing required of them is small such as
changing the grammar on a web page or correcting spelling of a word.  This
is exactly why the authoring tools aspect of the WAI is so important.

-Jamie Fox

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From:	w3c-wai-ig-request@w3.org [mailto:w3c-wai-ig-request@w3.org] On Behalf
Of Chris Kreussling

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PS: *Why* would you use Word to edit an HTML document?!
Received on Tuesday, 15 December 1998 12:33:54 GMT

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