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Re: Chrome, Jargon, and our Audience

From: Jan Richards <jan.richards@utoronto.ca>
Date: Tue, 15 Jul 2008 11:14:49 -0400
Message-ID: <487CBEE9.5070702@utoronto.ca>
To: Simon Harper <simon.harper@manchester.ac.uk>
CC: WAI-UA list <w3c-wai-ua@w3.org>

Hi Simon,

My intention in raising the issue within working groups staffed by 
representatives of developer organizations such as Microsoft, Adobe, IBM 
and Opera was precisely to settle upon terminology that would make sense 
to the developer audience.

Cheers,
Jan




Simon Harper wrote:
> 
> Hi all,
> 
> So it seems to me that our discussions regarding Chrome and Jargon seem 
> to be intensifying because (as far as I know) we haven't identified the 
> audience for our document. It seems we are writing for the general 
> public or a mildly technical audience. It seems to me that this is a 
> mistake - the audience for these guidelines seem to me to be Software 
> Engineers and Application Developers. If this is the case we should use 
> the terminology (this is not jargon) used by the target domain. If we 
> are going to make a distinction between content and the tool used to 
> display and manipulate it we should keep to the terminology of the 
> audience domain and not try to invent our own.
> 
> Cheers
> Si.
> 
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Jan Richards, M.Sc.
User Interface Design Specialist
Adaptive Technology Resource Centre (ATRC)
Faculty of Information (i-school)
University of Toronto

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