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Re: Tone

From: Judy Brewer <jbrewer@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 25 Sep 2001 00:26:53 -0400
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To: WAI Interest Group <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Cc: Jonathan Chetwynd <j.chetwynd@btinternet.com>

>No further comments on this thread, please; and please do not post any 
>messages to this list in the future with this tone.
>
>And a reminder not to cross-post between mailing lists.
>
>http://www.w3.org/WAI/IG/Overview.html#Uselist

Please note that my message to the list not only referred to the tone of 
the message, e.g. treating other list members with respect, but reminded 
list members not to cross-post messages to WAI lists.

This is a repeated reminder.

- Judy

At 04:28 AM 9/25/01 +0100, Jonathan Chetwynd wrote:
>From: "Jonathan Chetwynd" <j.chetwynd@btinternet.com>
>To: "WCAG WG" <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>, "Judy Brewer" <jbrewer@w3.org>,
>         <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
>Date: Tue, 25 Sep 2001 04:28:47 +0100
>X-
<...>
>It might be worth considering whether we want to include a guideline on
>'tone'
>Various members have expressed fairly strong opinions, on it's correct
>usage.
>Tones that can alienate people include:
>academic
>childish (talking down)
>commercial(heavy sales)
>inappropriate (content, humour...)
>technical(jargon laden)
>
>For what my view is worth, tone like emotion is central to accessibility.
>
>jonathan chetwynd
>IT teacher (LDD)
>j.chetwynd@btinternet.com
>http://www.peepo.com         "The first and still the best picture directory
>on the web"

-- 
Judy Brewer  jbrewer@w3.org  +1.617.258.9741      http://www.w3.org/WAI
Director, W3C's Web Accessibility Initiative
WAI Interest Group: http://www.w3.org/WAI/IG
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