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RE: [w3c-wai-ig] <none>

From: Charles F. Munat <chas@munat.com>
Date: Sat, 20 Jan 2001 11:30:43 -0800
To: "'David Poehlman'" <poehlman1@home.com>, "'David Woolley'" <david@djwhome.demon.co.uk>, <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <003401c08317$7b993ae0$0100a8c0@aries>
Ha, ha. That was funny Dave. Most people don't even own a dictionary these
days, and of those that do, most never open it. Trust me on this. You should
see the strange looks I get when I look something up. In fact, I've even had
people get annoyed with me that I took the time to look up a definition!

Dave (the other one) makes a good point, however. No wonder they think it's
so hard to learn HTML. I hadn't considered this before because even when I
first started playing around with the web, it was obvious to me that HTML
was just part of the package, and a pretty simple part at that. It never
occurred to me that others, even after "learning" HTML, still can't separate
it from JavaScript, CSS, and the DOM. That *would* account for a lot of
off-topic posts.

-----Original Message-----
From: w3c-wai-ig-request@w3.org [mailto:w3c-wai-ig-request@w3.org]On
Behalf Of David Poehlman
Sent: Saturday, January 20, 2001 4:31 AM
To: David Woolley; w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Subject: Re: [w3c-wai-ig] <none>

so they don't read dictionaries?

----- Original Message -----
From: "David Woolley" <david@djwhome.demon.co.uk>
To: <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Sent: Saturday, January 20, 2001 6:09 AM
Subject: Re: [w3c-wai-ig] <none>

> and still attempt to navigate the site. If you can still
navigate mainstream
> websites the odds will be that site was built using HTML.

To most people, HTML doesn't mean what it means to W3C.  Most
including many asking off topic questions on the www-html list,
HTML is the document object model, CSS, or even Flash.  Basically,
popular notion of HTML is anything except plain text, full screen
images, and possibly PDF, that produces an effect on Internet
Received on Saturday, 20 January 2001 14:23:51 UTC

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