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RE: Discussion list guidelines

From: Charles (Chuck) Oppermann <chuckop@MICROSOFT.com>
Date: Thu, 4 Dec 1997 16:10:20 -0800
Message-ID: <E3A3FFB80F5CD1119CED00805FBECA2FA9FF50@red-msg-55.dns.microsoft.com>
To: David Poehlman <poehlman@clark.net>, Gregg Vanderheiden <po@trace.wisc.edu>
Cc: "'Al Gilman'" <asgilman@access.digex.net>, "'IG - WAI Interest Group List'" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
I'm trying to figure out the point of all this.  Is the goal to ask the
makers of email client software to allow customization of their quoting?  Or
is the goal to get people to change the way they write email?

If the former, then I suggest you get some of the makers of email programs
in.  If the latter - good luck!

Most programs, like Eudora and Outlook and Outlook Express allow for some
customization and Outlook can even get very close to what has been proposed.

Charles Oppermann
Active Accessibility, Microsoft Corporation
mailto:chuckop@microsoft.com http://microsoft.com/enable
"A computer on every desk and in every home, usable by everyone!"

> -----Original Message-----
> From:	David Poehlman [SMTP:poehlman@clark.net]
> Sent:	Thursday, December 04, 1997 4:34 AM
> To:	Gregg Vanderheiden
> Cc:	'Al Gilman'; 'IG - WAI Interest Group List'
> Subject:	RE: Discussion list guidelines
> An informational point should be made here.  This is known by some, but is
> worth stating here as it fits in with the process of development of
> guidelines for email.  When I recieve a message that is a reply or a
> forward, I usually skip down to the new section or read the new section by
> moving my cursor that reviews the screen down quickly through the message
> listening for the new info.  Most of the time, I can tell which is new and
> which is old due to the fact that I've read the old.
> you don't have to set the screen reader to speak > greather than before
> each line that is read in a continuous read to find the new passages,
> because as you pass over each line, if it has a > greather than at the
> beginning of it, it can be spoken because you can set the punctuation
> level of the reading cursor to allow for that.
> if you want to do something such as Only speaking the > greather than at
> the beginning of a paragraph, that can be easily done in the dictionary of
> most screen readers.
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