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RE: Quicktips discussion

From: Robert C. Neff <rneff@moon.jic.com>
Date: Fri, 18 Dec 1998 16:49:20 -0500
To: <w3c-wai-eo@w3.org>
Message-ID: <000401be2ad0$453c5aa0$4b109cce@rcn.jic.com>
When I responded to the initial review of the draft quicktips, I failed to
comment on two areas and need to clarify another.

1.  Where we say, "Tables. Avoid using tables to format text columns. Make
sure cell-by-cell reading order makes sense for tabular data."  When I read
this I see navigation missing, that is, people use tables to format both
text and site navigation links.  Do we need to be more specific and address
navigation?  I think we are ambiguous here and appreciate comments.

2.  When I speak to groups a big question is, "How do I handle Font Size,
Color and Face."  To regress, remember some federal agencies require HTML
3.2 or 2 on the internet and intranets to ensure everyone can view their
site.  I do not see HTML being used by the government for a long while.
Even though Size, Color and Face are deprecated, I think we need to address
this issue here.  One of the biggest arguments I hear is that the use of
these items may cause your page not to be read by older text browsers or may
cause a problem with some readers or viewers.  This is not my area so I am
looking for guidance or discussion because seems everyone has an opinion on
this, but what is our position? How do we educate people on their use?

3.  Titles?  I do not see them addressed here.

4.  Seems another idea for a quick print would be to make a foldable
cut-out.  That is, the center would be a dotted line that marks the place to
fold.  So a person would print, cut around the edges, fold on the dotted
line and stick in their wallet.

Appreciate your time and Happy Holidays!
rob
Received on Friday, 18 December 1998 17:01:02 UTC

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