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Re: future-proofing MEDIA

From: Dave Raggett <dsr@w3.org>
Date: Sat, 27 Sep 1997 04:48:18 -0400 ()
To: Al Gilman <asgilman@access.digex.net>
cc: HC team <w3c-wai-hc@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.WNT.3.95.970927043845.-94347A-100000@hazel.hpl.hp.com>
On Fri, 26 Sep 1997, Al Gilman wrote:

> One medium clearly missing from the current list is the
> character-cell array.  That's a media type that is interfaced to
> the WWW past, present, and future.  And it includes the
> refreshable Braille display and TTD as well as the DOS console and
> VT-100.  It does not make sense to lump it with pixelated screens. 

What would be a good name for this class? Here are some ideas:

 -  character-cell-array
 -  text-only
 -  tty
 -  console
 -  terminal

"character-cell-array" doesn't seem quite right. I have used
"text-only" quite a lot myself. "tty" is my favorite I think
and consistent with the "<TT>...</TT> element which has been
part of HTML from day one.


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