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Re: Sundaes & QED & Marshall McLuhan

From: Ann Navarro <ann@webgeek.com>
Date: Fri, 11 Jun 1999 14:59:36 -0400
Message-Id: <199906111859.OAA17535@www10.w3.org>
To: Chris Maden <crism@oreilly.com>, w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
At 02:49 PM 6/11/99 -0400, Chris Maden wrote:

>I think, though I'm not sure, that you're responding to Charles and
>Ann's discussion about
>
>   <!ELEMENT sundae ...>
>
>The point of the discussion here was *not* about building sundaes, but
>about XML DTDs, using a hypothetical sundae markup language as an
>example.  The question is how can (or even should) this be made
>understandable to the cognitively impaired.  Illustrations will not
>suffice, because the purpose of the discussion is to teach someone how
>and when to type less-than exclamation E L E M E N T space [some
>element type name] space [some specialized syntax for the content of
>that element type].  Charles did a pretty good job of simplifying the
>discussion, but at the cost of omitting key terms that are necessary
>for communicating about the concept outside the scope of that
>particular discourse.


*Exactly*. 

Ann
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