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Re: appropriate hypertext

From: William Loughborough <love26@gorge.net>
Date: Wed, 19 Jul 2000 10:43:21 -0700
Message-ID: <3975E8B9.A5F712C1@gorge.net>
To: "Poehlman, David" <David.Poehlman@usmint.treas.gov>
CC: "'Kynn Bartlett'" <kynn-edapta@idyllmtn.com>, "Veglahn, Wendee (WT Chen)" <Veglahn@Volpe.DOT.Gov>, "'w3c-wai-ig@w3.org'" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
DP:: "click is usually used in refering to a mouse action."

WL: In the current thread "click" is used as a human action to select
the link to activate. A mouse is only one kind of such actions. In fact
if dictionaries were as fast as the Web "click" would already have
included the definition "pursuing a hypertext link". IMHO. 'tain't
whacha say, it's the way howjasayit. Sticks and stones and all that.
"blink" or "crip" OK, "nigger" not. Whatever. <shout>NO MATTER HOW MUCH
WE RAIL AGAINST IT "click here" IS HERE TO STAY!</shout> 

Let's move on to something we might be able to do something about,
please.

-- 
Love.
            ACCESSIBILITY IS RIGHT - NOT PRIVILEGE
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Received on Wednesday, 19 July 2000 13:44:02 GMT

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