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

From: Al Gilman <asgilman@iamdigex.net>
Date: Wed, 03 May 2000 10:23:15 -0500
Message-Id: <200005031417.KAA1341036@smtp2.mail.iamworld.net>
To: Web Content Accessibility Guidelines <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
[just some notes]

At 08:21 AM 2000-05-03 -0400, Wendy A Chisholm wrote:
>1. Add requirements beyond HTML and CSSWCAG 2.0 will include requirements
for:
>HTML
>CSS
>SVG
>SMIL
>MathML
>Metadata
-- use of metadata includes topics that stretch across WCA and PF territory.

>DOM
-- not clear how to separate WCA, UA, PF roles in DOM area

>XML technologies (DTD authoring? namespaces?)
-- as with metadata, contains WCA and PF action items, likely.

>Non-W3C technologies such as JAVASCRIPT, PDF, and Flash
-- I would attempt to group the requirements functionally, not politically
like this.
-- for example, have a work item on forms.  This group would work on
fill-out forms 
-- in HTML, XHTML, PDF, and xHTML+JAVASCRIPT.  
-- A concern is that 'forms' might make more progress as a WG of its own.
-- My latest soapbox:  what the world needs is a reference design for a
universally 
-- accessible absentee-ballot application.

>WCAG 2.0 requirements should be expressed in generic terms so that they may 
>apply to more than one markup language.
-- I thought at CSUN we were doing pretty well at arriving at a shared
vision of a 
-- multilevel approach with abstract and specific both included each in its
place.
-- Maybe I don't understand where the remark you are promising goes.
>
>At 09:26 AM 5/2/00 , Jon Gunderson wrote:
>>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
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>Jon
>>>>
>>>>Jon Gunderson, Ph.D., ATP
>>>>Coordinator of Assistive Communication and Information Technology
>>>>Chair, W3C WAI User Agent Working Group
>>>>Division of Rehabilitation - Education Services
>>>>College of Applied Life Studies
>>>>University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign
>>>>1207 S. Oak Street, Champaign, IL  61820
>>>>
>>>>Voice: (217) 244-5870
>>>>Fax: (217) 333-0248
>>>>
>>>>E-mail: jongund@uiuc.edu
>>>>
>>>>WWW: http://www.staff.uiuc.edu/~jongund
>>>>WWW: http://www.w3.org/wai/ua
>>>
>>>--
>>>wendy a chisholm
>>>world wide web consortium
>>>web accessibility initiative
>>>madison, wi usa
>>>tel: +1 608 663 6346
>>>/--
>>
>>Jon Gunderson, Ph.D., ATP
>>Coordinator of Assistive Communication and Information Technology
>>Chair, W3C WAI User Agent Working Group
>>Division of Rehabilitation - Education Services
>>College of Applied Life Studies
>>University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign
>>1207 S. Oak Street, Champaign, IL  61820
>>
>>Voice: (217) 244-5870
>>Fax: (217) 333-0248
>>
>>E-mail: jongund@uiuc.edu
>>
>>WWW: http://www.staff.uiuc.edu/~jongund
>>WWW: http://www.w3.org/wai/ua
>
>--
>wendy a chisholm
>world wide web consortium
>web accessibility initiative
>madison, wi usa
>tel: +1 608 663 6346
>/--
> 
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