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Re: Prompts

From: Jan Richards <jan.richards@utoronto.ca>
Date: Wed, 03 May 2000 10:16:29 -0400
Message-ID: <391034BD.BAFEDE01@utoronto.ca>
To: Heather Swayne <hswayne@microsoft.com>, "w3c-wai-au@w3.org" <w3c-wai-au@w3.org>
I'm not sure I agree, Heather. On April 19th, CMN wrote the following:
"I would prefer us to use the more common definition of prompt, that it
requires author response, with the proviso that a prompt can have
parts, for example the different pieces of stuff required for an image,
can cover a multitude of things, for example "there are accesibility
in this document - save anyway?""

This example would inform the user without requiring anything more than
pressing Cancel to proceed. I think that a warning in the Save dialog
(i.e. my example bitmap) might accomplish the same thing as CMN's
example because the user has the choice of whether to press Save or
Cancel on the basis of this new information.


Heather Swayne wrote:
> According to the definition of prompt ("requires author response") this
> bitmap does not comply, it is informing the user of an error as opposed to
> prompting them to input information.

>> Might this attached image qualify as (part of) prompting?
>> Alt=A screenshot of the homesite "Save As" dialog with a small yellow
>> exclamation mark icon added to the Save button.  The icon references a
>> warning just below that reads "This file contains elements that are
>> missing required alternative content.

Jan Richards
Access Software Designer
Adaptive Technology Resource Centre
University of Toronto
(416) 946-7060
Received on Wednesday, 3 May 2000 10:16:47 UTC

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