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Re: future-proofing MEDIA

From: Al Gilman <asgilman@access.digex.net>
Date: Mon, 29 Sep 1997 15:38:41 -0400 (EDT)
Message-Id: <199709291938.PAA18669@access5.digex.net>
To: w3c-wai-hc@w3.org (HC team)
to follow up on what Dave Raggett said:

> 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.

Character-cell-array is perhaps technically most precise but it
sure doesn't come trippingly off the tongue.

My weak favorite is "console" because that term is used in the X
and Windows environments where they actually have options.  I say
"weak favorite" because I care more about the definition than the

-- Al
Received on Monday, 29 September 1997 17:27:27 UTC

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