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Re: 1.4 h: Explainer?

From: David Durand <dgd@cs.bu.edu>
Date: Sun, 9 Feb 1997 17:38:16 -0500
Message-Id: <v02130507af23e6db0ffc@[]>
To: w3c-sgml-wg@w3.org
At 4:49 PM 2/7/97, Jon Bosak wrote:
>I don't like "explainer" either (there seems to be a consensus
>building on the dislike, anyway), but "caption" is too
>presentationally specific; you wouldn't want to call this a caption if
>it were an item in a menu list, for example.  I would suggest "label"
>(that is, more formally, "link label").

I like "explainer", actually, but then I learned it in high school when
using an experimental Hypertext system at Brown -- so it's been in my
vocabulary for a long time.

I don't like the terms description or caption in any permutations or
variations because they imply formatting semantics.

  -- David

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