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[wsc-ui] some feedback

From: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>
Date: Thu, 17 Sep 2009 20:56:28 +0200
To: public-usable-authentication@w3.org
Message-ID: <op.u0ez8ecm64w2qv@anne-van-kesterens-macbook.local>
"user agent" -- The draft uses the term "user agent" for conformance  
levels and uses the term "web user agent" elsewhere. For the kind of  
requirements the draft makes most other specifications simply use "user  
agent". It would be nice if the draft could align with that. In case the  
deviation is found necessary for some reason it should be consistently  
used. In section 7.4 the term "browser" is also sometimes used. Is that  

"web page" -- The definition of Web page seems to include that it cannot  
be embedded so I wonder what "top-level Web page" in section 4 means. If  
this document is indeed aimed at browser vendors (and it sure seems like  
it) it might be good to align terminology with HTML5. For what you want  
here the term "top-level browsing context" would be appropriate. Unlike  
"web page" that term is also defined in a lot more detail so that there  
can be no doubt as to what is meant.

"must not" -- the last paragraph of 7.4.1 has a lowercase must not. I  
assume this is supposed to be uppercase.

"chrome" -- technically scrollbars and such are also part of this, but  
should probably be excluded for most purposes here since positioning  
something over an element with a scrollbar is fine.

I also wonder the excessive use of MUST is warranted given that a lot of  
these things are user interface constraints that might not be applicable  

Anne van Kesteren
Received on Thursday, 17 September 2009 18:57:13 UTC

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