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RE: HTML 4.x or XHTML for accessibility

From: John Foliot - bytown internet <foliot@bytowninternet.com>
Date: Tue, 18 Jun 2002 08:44:01 -0400
To: "Andrew McFarland" <andrew.mcfarland@unite.net>, <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <GKEFJJEKDDIMBHJOGLENEEBCCIAA.foliot@bytowninternet.com>

Andrew,

As part of my goal to stop "managerial types" from thinking of the web as
just another print medium, I have consciously made the decision to stop
using the word "publish" in any reference to web development.  We POST pages
to the server, we never publish.

While I know it is nothing more than semantics, stopping people and
correcting their terminology achieves 2 things - 1)it opens the door to
discussing why the difference is significant and hopefully, 2) it gets
people thinking about the fact that the web is about the content, not the
look.

Spread the word.

JF

> -----Original Message-----
> From: w3c-wai-ig-request@w3.org [mailto:w3c-wai-ig-request@w3.org]On
> Behalf Of Andrew McFarland
> Sent: June 18, 2002 5:57 AM
> To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
> Subject: Re: HTML 4.x or XHTML for accessibility
>
>
>
> At 10:35 18/06/2002 +0100, Tom Gilder wrote:
> <snip/>
> >If a page has a small error ... then giving the user an error would be
> >very annoying.
>
> Which is why pages should be checked before being made public; if it is
> important enough to publish it is important enough to check.
>
> Andrew
>
> --
> Andrew McFarland
> UNITE Solutions          Phone 028 9077 7338
> http://www.unite.net/    Fax   028 9077 7313
>
Received on Tuesday, 18 June 2002 08:44:07 GMT

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