[whatwg] Pre-Last Call Comments

Small-print legalese is dull, repetitive, has little to do with the actual
content, requires a trained lawyer to read and usually contains almost no
markup.  Sites often wrap it in a scrollable box so that it does not
interfere with the page.  Even if the target reader manages to read that
stuff, there is little chance that she will understand it correctly.  The
way to deal with small print is to copy it out of the page as text and send
it to your lawyer for interpretation.
The recommendation of keeping small print small should be kept.  If the
reader happens to have a chance to understand it herself, she can restyle it
in user CSS or use the zoom tool on it.

Received on Thursday, 4 June 2009 01:33:57 UTC