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RE: alt text & punctuation - best practice?

From: <Ianl@dyslexic.com>
Date: Wed, 23 Jun 2004 11:00:24 +0100
Message-ID: <6EAA2EBD3DDF4E4F95649DEA2B10D2422F633A@dyslexic.com>
To: <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>

Jon Hanna wrote:

> English punctuation has not changed because of the use of
> electronic media or
> hypertext.

English punctuation is changing all the time (albeit slowly). Look at
the standard business letter today compared with 50 years ago. This is
partly governed by the technology available. Look at the difference
between punctuation and layout as done on a manual typewriter compared
with WP.

If the huge revolutions of electronic text, the web and accessibility
haven't brought about any changes in punctuation, perhaps they should.


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