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RE: appropriate hypertext

From: Kynn Bartlett <kynn-edapta@idyllmtn.com>
Date: Wed, 19 Jul 2000 14:02:03 -0700
Message-Id: <a0432040cb59bc75b1784@[]>
To: "Poehlman, David" <David.Poehlman@usmint.treas.gov>, "Veglahn, Wendee (WT Chen)" <Veglahn@Volpe.DOT.Gov>, "'w3c-wai-ig@w3.org'" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
At 1:30 PM -0400 7/19/00, Poehlman, David wrote:
>true that keyboards click, but it is the key press that clicks.  click is a
>mouse term and therefor it is not ui independant.

Click is slang for "follow this link" in the same way that "web
surfer" is slang for "user of the world wide web."

Trying to overcome things that actually cause people to lose
access to content is one thing; trying to change slang because we
don't think it's "inclusive" enough is another thing altogether.

Fights should be chosen wisely, and there's no reason to choose a
fight over "click here for <X>" -- the meaning is perfectly unambiguous
when used as slang in a non-technical setting.  (The same way that
it's appropriate to say "browser" instead of "user agent" in most

Kynn Bartlett <kynn@idyllmtn.com>
Received on Wednesday, 19 July 2000 17:21:35 UTC

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