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RE: appropriate hypertext

From: JAN HECHT <HECHT@SCSU.CTSTATEU.EDU>
Date: Thu, 20 Jul 2000 12:26:04 -0700
Message-Id: <l03130308b59d01d751a3@[149.152.186.86]>
To: Kynn Bartlett <kynn-edapta@idyllmtn.com>
Cc: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org

>Click is slang for "follow this link" in the same way that "web
>surfer" is slang for "user of the world wide web."
>
>Trying to overcome things that actually cause people to lose
>access to content is one thing; trying to change slang because we
>don't think it's "inclusive" enough is another thing altogether.
>
>Fights should be chosen wisely, and there's no reason to choose a
>fight over "click here for <X>" -- the meaning is perfectly unambiguous
>when used as slang in a non-technical setting.  (The same way that
>it's appropriate to say "browser" instead of "user agent" in most
>cases.)
>

This is like fighting over whether you can still tell someone to dial a
number on the phone, even though rotary dials are long gone in most places!

Jan

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Received on Thursday, 20 July 2000 12:24:35 GMT

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