[Standards] Comments on XEP-0301 -- Section 1

Matthew Miller linuxwolf at outer-planes.net
Wed Aug 22 20:46:00 UTC 2012


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On Aug 22, 2012, at 14:42, Mark Rejhon wrote:

> On Wed, Aug 22, 2012 at 2:30 PM, Matthew Miller
> <linuxwolf at outer-planes.net> wrote:
>> * Teletypewriter (TTY) and Text Device for the Deaf (TDD) telephones [citations recommended]
> 
> Consulted with some peers.
> 
> TTY expansion to Teletypewriter -- OK, good idea.
> TDD is actually correctly "Telecommunications Device for the Deaf",
> but it is deprecated usage right now by most U.S. accessibility
> organizations, in favour of TTY.  Europeans ofte use "textphones", and
> variants thereof.
> 
> Also, the phrase "text telephones" is more compatible and
> self-explanatory with the European equivalent of TTY, "textphones".
> 
> It's somewhat political behind the scenes in the various communities,
> so changes to this bullet will need to be done very carefully.  I
> spent many hours rewording just the Introduction as a result.
> 
> Mark Rejhon

That's fine.  I accept I operate under obsolete assumptions sometimes (-:

But it's important that all acronyms are expanded the first time they are used, and even better to include an authoritative citation.


- - m&m

Matthew A. Miller
<http://goo.gl/LK55L>

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