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Re: appropriate hypertext

From: Brian Kelly <lisbk@ukoln.ac.uk>
Date: Wed, 19 Jul 2000 18:01:49 +0100
Message-ID: <02b901bff1a3$0792fce0$3c92268a@bath.ac.uk>
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
I guess a disabled person with learning disabilities who uses a
foot-pedal would prefer
"Press foot pedal" rather than "Click here" or something device
independent.  There's an opportunity for some personalisation here.

Kynn, in some of your message you mention that you're now involved in
developing personalised Web sites.  Is this the type of thing you're
involved in?

Feel free to promote your work in some detail - I've been intrigued by
the brief mentions you've made in the past.


Brian Kelly, UK Web Focus
UKOLN, University of Bath, BATH, England, BA2 7AY
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----- Original Message -----
From: "tom mcCain" <tmccain@on-net.net>
To: <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Sent: Wednesday, July 19, 2000 5:46 PM
Subject: NOW: appropriate hypertext

> > The real problem with "click" is it represents a failure
> > to think about appropriate hypertext...
> I think it is possible to use appropriate hypertext and still use the
> "click" in that hypertext.
> Link copy should tell users what to expect when they follow a link.
> rules for how we accomplish that misses the point.
> Whether we use "click," "select," "follow," "read," "choose," "slam"
> "pound" as the active verb is a literary issue, not a literal one, as
> as meaning is clear.
> Terminology is an appropriate part of design. Depending on the context
> purpose of one site, I may choose to use one hypertext phrase
> On a different site, I may choose variety. That choice and the goal of
> clarity rightly belong within the creative challenge.
> ../tom
> tom 'n' mindy mcCain
> designers of really neat web stuff
> since before the turn of the last century
> tom@crittur.com | mindy@crittur.com | 13-h@indianaoutboard.org
> http://www.crittur.com | indianapolis, indiana usa
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