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Re: Serving generic XML (was: storing info in XSL-FO: new issue?)

From: <kynn@idyllmtn.com>
Date: Mon, 19 Aug 2002 09:50:19 -0700 (PDT)
Message-Id: <200208191650.JAA25491@garth.idyllmtn.com>
To: jonathan@openhealth.org (Jonathan Borden)
Cc: kynn@idyllmtn.com, www-tag@w3.org

Jonathan wrote:
> <statement><quote><!CDATA![[
> <kynn@idyllmtn.com> wrote:
> >
> > Why?  Because arbitrary XML is, to the UA, worse than simply plain text.
> > It provides an unknown structure but the user -- especially the user with
> > special needs -- likely has no way of making sense of that structure in
> > any rational way.
> ]]></quote>
> <there/><is/><no/><reason/><to/><be/><so/><dogmatic/>
> <nor/><can/><you/><so/><easily/><predict/><the/><intelligence/><or/><lack/><
> thereof/><of/><your/><readers/>
> Jonathan
> </statement>

That's very cute, Jonathan, but you can't assume that people with
disabilities are going to rely on reading source code, plus it
reflects a basic misunderstanding of XML concepts if you expect all
meaning to be inferrable purely from the names of elements.

--Kynn
Received on Monday, 19 August 2002 12:50:06 UTC

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