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wording of messages [was: Re: Movement on @summary]

From: Jim Jewett <jimjjewett@gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 15 Aug 2009 20:41:42 -0400
Message-ID: <fb6fbf560908151741x2336e98cp9e11f3f00919b4a1@mail.gmail.com>
To: HTML WG Public List <public-html@w3.org>
Cc: Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi>, John Foliot <jfoliot@stanford.edu>, W3C WAI-XTECH <wai-xtech@w3.org>
Henri Sivonen asked:

> I don't like the idea of HTML 5 prescribing UI strings for any class
> of product, but what would you write (max 2 sentences) as the message
> (let's avoid the word "warning" for now) emitted by a validator upon
> seeing an attribute called summary on an element called table?

Would something like the following be acceptable?

The summary attribute is normally invisible; would this particular
summary be better as part of the caption or legend?

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