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Re: Number, Date, Time, Quantity

From: Dan Brickley <danbri@danbri.org>
Date: Thu, 07 Sep 2006 13:20:21 +0100
Message-ID: <45000E85.4040506@danbri.org>
To: mark.birbeck@x-port.net
Cc: XHTML-Liste <www-html@w3.org>

Mark Birbeck wrote:
> 
> Karl,
> 
>> There are interesting applications that can be built on top of
>> *explicit* semantics.
> 
> You've reminded me of a conversation that I had with Lisa Seaman a few
> years ago, where she pointed out that the notion of "accessibility"
> should be a broader concept than it currently is; it should include,
> for example, assisting people who might have learning difficulties to
> better understand what they are reading. This is much easier to do if,
> as you say, we provide "explicit semantics".

To that constituency, we might also add: people browsing sites that
aren't written in their primary language.

cheers,

Dan

(who once stumbled upon the Japanese for 'erase all' while exploring
what his camera looked like in Japanese mode...)
Received on Thursday, 7 September 2006 12:18:19 GMT

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