Another attempt at plain language
Shawn.Steele at microsoft.com
Fri Sep 11 21:27:45 CEST 2015
Is the intent useful? What happens if I intended to write it as just (can't use plain there) en or en-plain? Are authors going to write both?
It seems to me that as a content author I may target an easier vocabulary or style to appeal as many people as possible, however as a user doing searches or something it seems that would be on the low end of my list (maybe) as I'd prefer the site that had the information I wanted over a site that didn't yet was en-plain.
From: John Cowan [mailto:cowan at ccil.org] On Behalf Of John Cowan
Sent: Friday, September 11, 2015 12:12 PM
To: Shawn Steele <Shawn.Steele at microsoft.com>
Cc: Doug Ewell <doug at ewellic.org>; CE Whitehead <cewcathar at hotmail.com>; Tobias Bengfort <tobias.bengfort at posteo.de>; ietf-languages at iana.org
Subject: Re: Another attempt at plain language
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 http://www.ccil.org/~cowan cowan at ccil.org
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