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RE: appropriate hypertext

Date: Thu, 20 Jul 2000 12:26:04 -0700
Message-Id: <l03130308b59d01d751a3@[]>
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

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!


Janice Hecht
Coordinator, Adaptive Technology Services
Southern Connecticut State University
501 Crescent Street, EN5
New Haven, CT 06515
Phone: 203-392-5797
Fax: 203-392-5796
Received on Thursday, 20 July 2000 12:24:35 UTC

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