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Re: onclick vs Re: Click here

From: David Poehlman <poehlman1@comcast.net>
Date: Sat, 10 Aug 2002 12:55:59 -0400
To: Kynn Bartlett <kynn-edapta@idyllmtn.com>, Charles McCathieNevile <charles@w3.org>, Matt May <mcmay@w3.org>
Cc: Lynn Alford <lynn.alford@jcu.edu.au>, w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Message-id: <00ba01c2408e$cd914aa0$19e03244@DAVIDPOEHLMAN>

no, one is good grammar and the other is not.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Kynn Bartlett" <kynn-edapta@idyllmtn.com>
To: "Charles McCathieNevile" <charles@w3.org>; "Matt May" <mcmay@w3.org>
Cc: "Lynn Alford" <lynn.alford@jcu.edu.au>; <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Sent: Friday, August 09, 2002 3:49 PM
Subject: Re: onclick vs Re: Click here

At 11:43 AM -0400 8/9/02, Charles McCathieNevile wrote:
>Saying 'click here' to a speech-input user is a little like saying "do
>see?" to a person who is blind. It isn't quite appropriate. But beyond
>upsetting them you will probably get your meaning across.

And I've heard (or read) many blind people using English idioms that
refer to sight.  It's like claiming that saying "see you later!" is
an accessibility problem.


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