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[Fwd: Coordination issues between Web Content and User Agent Guidelines]

From: Ian Jacobs <ij@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 09 Jul 1999 15:06:02 -0400
Message-ID: <3786481A.D8EA094C@w3.org>
To: w3c-wai-gl@w3.org, w3c-wai-ua@w3.org
Hello,

Here is the status of some coordination issues cited by Jon:

  - #3: Should user agents be able recognize markup for navigation bars 

    Proposed technique for GL to use MAP:
    http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/w3c-wai-gl/1999JulSep/0045.html

  - #43: Navigation and activation of elements with ACCESSKEY attributes
defined 

    This one has been addressed as of 7 July
   
[http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/w3c-wai-ua/1999JulSep/0003.html]

       "Resolved: This issue is covered by checkpoints that address
       active element activation, navigation, user control
       of bindings, and documentation."


  - #12: Recommend full implmentation of MathML 

   This one has been addressed  as of 19 May.
   [http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/w3c-wai-ua/1999AprJun/0131.html]
   
   The resolution was to create a guideline about support for W3C Recs
   (to mirror the WCAG checkpoint 11.1 in WCAG 1.0) and
   to  cite MathML as the language to use when the ua supports math.

  - #33: Allow the user to view header information associated with a
cell 

    I'm not sure why this is a GL issue. HTML Markup exists, as well as
    an algorithm (that may need repairs) for identifying headers
    associated with cells. Checkpoint 5.1 of WCAG 1.0 tells authors to
    identify headers.

  - #35: Allow the user to view the summary attribute of a table

    Same as previous comment.

  - #49: Add a checkpoint that says that UAs should allow users to turn
off
         flicker.

     Resolved as of 9 June:
     [http://www.w3.org/WAI/UA/1999/06/wai-ua-telecon-19990609.html]

           Since caused by scripts/applets, support for turning 
           off/pausing/controlling covers this. 
           Add to UAGL spec information specific to flicker and
epilepsy. 

  - #51: Language support

     Resolved as of 9 June:
     [http://www.w3.org/WAI/UA/1999/06/wai-ua-telecon-19990609.html]

     RESOLVED: 
        ATs support language changes. Ensure that language information 
        be part of information exchanged with desktop browsers. 
        CF. Rich's techniques. 

 - Ian


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attached mail follows:



Current list of issues that I have identified that need coordination with Web
Content Guidelines
#3: Should user agents be able recognize markup for navigation bars 
#43: Navigation and activation of elements with ACCESSKEY attributes defined 
#12: Recommend full implmentation of MathML 
#33: Allow the user to view header information associated with a cell 
#35: Allow the user to view the summary attribute of a table
#49: Add a checkpoint that says that UAs should allow users to turn off
flicker
#51: Language support
Allow user to access alternative content (already in current guidelines)
http://www.w3.org/WAI/UA/WAI-USERAGENT-19990611/

Anyone in either group that have additional issues please send them to me or
the UA list.
Thanks,
Jon
Jon Gunderson, Ph.D., ATP
Coordinator of Assistive Communication and Information Technology
Division of Rehabilitation - Education Services
University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign
1207 S. Oak Street
Champaign, IL 61820

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Received on Friday, 9 July 1999 15:03:36 GMT

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