Another attempt at plain language

Doug Ewell doug at
Fri Sep 11 20:40:34 CEST 2015

Shawn Steele <Shawn dot Steele at Microsoft dot com> wrote:

> Who wants to tag things in this way?  (Whatever the definition is?)

Tobias asked for this to be able to indicate that a web page is written
to comply with W3C accessibility guidelines.

IMHO that points rather strongly toward "simple language" in the sense
of being understandable by young, second-language, or less intelligent
readers, not "plain language" in the sense of avoiding legalistic "party
of the first part, party of the second part" jargon and circumlocution.

Doug Ewell | | Thornton, CO 🇺🇸

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