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Re: Final review of WCAG requirements document prior to publi cation as a W3C note

From: Ian Jacobs <ij@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 02 May 2000 22:53:34 -0400
Message-ID: <390F94AE.56904550@w3.org>
To: Cynthia Shelly <cyns@microsoft.com>
CC: "'Jon Gunderson'" <jongund@ux1.cso.uiuc.edu>, Wendy A Chisholm <wendy@w3.org>, Jason White <jasonw@ariel.ucs.unimelb.EDU.AU>, Web Content Accessibility Guidelines <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
Cynthia Shelly wrote:
> 
> I tend to agree with Jon that people will be looking for JavaScript or DHTML
> rather than DOM.  Could we solve this by calling the section DOM and adding
> the other related non-W3C technologies in parens?  Something like:
> 
> Section 12.8 DOM (Includes JavaScript, DHTML, blah, foo, and stuff)
> 
> That way a visual scan or text search for one of these technologies would
> get people to the right place.

Seems reasonable to me.
 
JG:
> Wendy,
> It seems to me that JavaScript is what people would more likely be looking
> for accessibility information on, than a topic called the DOM.
> 
> Jon
> 
> At 07:21 AM 5/2/00 -0400, Wendy A Chisholm wrote:
> >I have included "DOM" in the list.
> >--w
> >
> >At 11:10 AM 4/28/00 , Jon Gunderson wrote:
> >>I would like to see "JavaScript" under the added requirements in the
> >>following section:
> >>
> >>1. Add requirements beyond HTML and CSS
> >>
> >>I know that scripting is alluded to in the following statement:
> >>"Clearly specify how content that is tailored according to client or user
> >>capabilities may conform (dynamic content or database driven)"
> >>
> >>But I think it should have its own section for some of the following
> reasons:
> >>
> >>1. What is the "standard" or "recommended" way to support the DOM.
> >>Currently IE and NN support different models for access the DOM with
> scripting.
> >>
> >>2. Designing for device independence.
> >>
> >>3. Identifying open versus proprietary scripting markup techniques


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