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Re: waicard10

From: Mike Paciello <paciello@ma.ultranet.com>
Date: Thu, 04 Feb 1999 07:35:13 -0500
Message-Id: <199902041234.HAA07035@antiochus-fe0.ultra.net>
To: dd@w3.org, Judy Brewer <jbrewer@w3.org>
Cc: w3c-wai-eo@w3.org

Before you call it "final" can I suggest that you have a copy editor look
review it for writing style? The content looks fine, but I think there are a
couple editorial type issues. For example:

1. Each term should be set off from the term's definition. Use a period or
2. For Hypertext Links, reword second statement to: "For example, do not use
"click here". (not sure whether the period goes inside the quotes or
outside in
this situation. Check with an editor.
3. For Multimedia, I think you can remove the comma after "descriptions of
video". I'm pretty sure you can replace the words, "in case" with the word
4. For Page Organization, I think you can remove the comma after "lists"
5. For Check your work, the statement is not quite clear. Change to either,
evaluation tools and a text only browser to verify accessibility." or "Use
evaluation tools and text only browsers to verify accessibility". 

Sorry for last minute input. 

- Mike

At 10:58 AM 2/4/1999 +0100, Daniel Dardailler wrote:
>I think we have a winner:
>Thanks Harvey for the HTML validity review, it now passes
>validator.w3.org and is also tidied-up.
>Regarding your comment
>> The actual example waicards9snapshot.gif prints (2.4" x 4.2"), about
>> 120% of the US business card (2" x 3.5"). It looks like the point
>> size in the text of the *.gif is about 11 pt, so the scaling of the
>> gif, up 20%, is consistent with 9 pt at the 2" x 3.5" card size. I
>> assume the latter is your objective.
>Yes, the gif is just to show the layout, not the real size. It wasn't
>clear so I modified the sentence introducing the link. I have also
>attached a Color PostScript of the card, which is at real size (gives
>same size as the pilot when I print it).
>(the day we don't need a gif and ps but can only use CSS font-size and
>other positioning and printing properties to do that dual layout is
>going to be a great day)
>Judy, I incorporated most of your comments. 
>> 3. Images & Animations Use the alt attribute to describe the function of
>> all visuals. 
>> - I guess I missed something months ago, but I think this works better if
>> we take out "the function of". "Function of" works OK for animations, but
>I took the <em> out on "function" but I insist we keep the word
>itself. It was discussed heavily on the GL list and people really want
>ALT to indicate which function the visual performs, not to indicate a
>description of the visual (see my examples to Alan: "search" instead
>of "little magniflyer glass"). For purely decorative graphics, the
>function is nil and ALT="", which is different than no ALT - which is
>> 6. Hypertext Links Use text that makes sense when read out of context. No
>> "Click here". 
>> - there is room to substitute 'Do not use "click here"' so I think we
>> should substitute that, to keep the phrasing flow consistent.
>My intent with 
>    No "Click here"
>  was to convey some kind of genericity, as in 'No "click here" kinda
>  stuff please'
>  I now have
>    Hypertext Links: Use text that makes sense when read out 
>    of context. Do not use "click here" for instance.
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