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Re: A couple of comments

From: Ian Jacobs <ij@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 01 Dec 1999 14:06:09 -0500
Message-ID: <384571A1.C6D7BE25@w3.org>
To: Scott Luebking <phoenixl@netcom.com>
CC: w3c-wai-ua@w3.org
Scott Luebking wrote:
> 
> Hi, Ian
> 
> I was thinking that the section called "User interface issues"
> was discussing issues to keep in mind in terms of user interfaces.
> A challenge in the user interface world is handling dynamic
> presentation of information based on the semantic content rather than
> the syntactic structure.  Computers can do syntactic transformation
> rather easily since they need not understand the semantic meaning
> of the information.  However, what blind users will benefit more from
> will be interfaces which can also understand the semantic nature
> of the information and make appropriate choices on that basis.
> How it will be done is a challenge.

We need "The Semantic Web", and yours is a great argument
for it. Read up on Tim Berners-Lee's roadmap of the
Semantic Web [1].

 -Ian

[1] http://www.w3.org/DesignIssues/Semantic.html


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