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Re: [W3C docs] We should teach by example.

From: ~:'' ありがとうございました。 <j.chetwynd@btinternet.com>
Date: Mon, 9 Jul 2007 06:16:34 +0100
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Cc: Philip TAYLOR <Philip-and-LeKhanh@Royal-Tunbridge-Wells.Org>, "Michael(tm) Smith" <mike@w3.org>, Jon Barnett <jonbarnett@gmail.com>, "Michael A. Puls II" <shadow2531@gmail.com>, www-archive@w3.org
To: Karl Dubost <karl@w3.org>


There are good simple reasons that after more than ten years,  
developers following W3C specifications have not produced authoring  
tools appropriate to the general user.
It is that the users are not included in the W3C process, the  
teaching travels both ways, as any teacher will confirm**. The  
results is that the specifications aren't understood or 'tested' by  
many people and have basic technical problems.

examples include such facts as:

current SVG specifications do not define how to or what partial SVG  
can be copy and pasted.
this makes authoring extremely and unnecessarily difficult for non- 
technical audiences.
Who may be used to being able to copy and paste images.

CSS can enable, but not disable audio: http://www.peepo.co.uk

Jonathan Chetwynd

I've long held the view that Turing test fails in the respect that it  
does not take account of the abilities of the listener, it assumes  
there is a standard intelligent human response. A human answer to why  
the sky is blue is context sensitive. Romance, age location will all  
effect the response. Significantly not only teachers, but parents and  
carers develop communication skills suited to the recipient...this  
can in the extreme case consist of "ga-ga".
not many adults make 'intelligent' and good teachers, and not all  
listeners will agree on which response is intelligent.
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