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EOWG please brainstorm section heading - Re: Plain Text vs Linearization

From: Shawn Henry <shawn@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 18 Jun 2013 13:29:01 -0500
Message-ID: <51C0A6ED.3090108@w3.org>
To: "EOWG (E-mail)" <w3c-wai-eo@w3.org>
CC: Wayne Dick <wayneedick@gmail.com>
EOWG,

I put Wayne's comments in the wiki and started a brainstorm list of other headings. Please add your thoughts under <http://www.w3.org/WAI/EO/wiki/Easy_Checks#What_to_call_this_section.3F>

Thanks!

~Shawn


On 6/17/2013 7:30 PM, Wayne Dick wrote:
> To all,
>
> I think plain text is a misleading term.  It makes me think of the
> <pre> element. Very fixed and very rigid.  Linearized text, is marked
> up HTML.  There are links, headings, paragraphs everything but style,
> and regrettably data tables.  Actually it is styled with the default
> HTML style.  Links are blue, headings are big  and lists are lists.
>
> Linearizatized text is very structured markup in a different format.
> If linearize is to geeky how about "reading order" --convert the page
> to reading order.
>
> For me plain text has a very bad connotation. People used to  give
> ASCII page equivalents that were rarely equivalent.  These
> alternatives were referred to as "plain text" alternatives.
>
> Wayne
>
>
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