Another attempt at plain language

John Cowan cowan at
Fri Sep 11 21:12:03 CEST 2015

Shawn Steele scripsit:

> Hmm, I'll have to digest that... If it's intended to help the
> accessibility guidelines, then there's no real guarantee that it is
> indeed appropriately written as tagged.

There is no guarantee that something tagged "de" is really written in German,
either (indeed, Google routinely ignores the tag "en", because it is plonked
on all sorts of pages).  It's about authorial intent, as I posted before.

John Cowan        cowan at
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capture.  And in capturing shall it replicate, and in replicating shall
it document, and in documentation shall it bring freedom, serenity and
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