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Re: plain text has its points

From: Kynn Bartlett <kynn-hwg@idyllmtn.com>
Date: Mon, 07 Dec 1998 14:44:23 -0800
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To: Al Gilman <asgilman@access.digex.net>
Cc: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
At 09:37 a.m. 12/07/98 -0500, Al Gilman wrote:
>There are two sides to this coin.  Markup, in use, can become a
>cover for laziness in verbalizing the message.  The tags may
>siphon information out of the text, not just add new information.

Well, that's _bad_ markup.  We're talking about properly done
HTML, I hope. :)

It's my contention that a properly done HTML page is miles
ahead of plain text for accessibility -- given properly made
user agents.

Kynn Bartlett  <kynn@idyllmtn.com>             http://www.idyllmtn.com/~kynn/
Chief Technologist & Co-Owner, Idyll Mountain Internet; Fullerton, California
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