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Re: HTML produced by non-experts

From: David Poehlman <poehlman@clark.net>
Date: Sun, 17 May 1998 12:27:22 -0400 (EDT)
To: Charles McCathieNevile <charlesn@sunrise.srl.rmit.edu.au>
cc: WAI <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.GSO.3.96.980517122522.6972B-100000@shell.clark.net>
I'd add an example here.  I taught people how to propperly mark up a
wordperfect document for producing propperly formatted grade ii braille
without knowing much if anything about braille, but found that the best
output was done by those who had taken some initiative and learned more
about braille.  I taught some braille basics and provided additional
material, but that was the result.

On Sun, 17 May 1998, Charles McCathieNevile wrote:

> The discussion has been prompted because 'someone's secretaries need to 
> produce HTML, but don't know how to write HTML'.
> The simple answer is:
> Provide them with proper training, so they do know how to produce HTML. 
> Most people can learn to produce basic HTML, and to understand why that 
> is preferable for so many cases, in a few days. That is the bottom line 
> cost - you cannot make strawberry jam from cow's manure, you have to buy 
> strawberries.
> Charles McCathieNevile

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