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Re: Fw: March 2 F2F Minutes (checkpoint discussion)----Original Message-----

From: Anne Pemberton <apembert@erols.com>
Date: Thu, 08 Mar 2001 18:27:58 -0500
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To: "Matt May" <mcmay@bestkungfu.com>, "WAI" <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>

	And this script is set to indefinite loops? Argghh... A true case for the
back button! ... Seriously, tho, does such a page exist in which someone
has put crawling ants, rats, butterflies, etc. across a page of serious
text? Or are we discussing a hypothetical example? 


At 02:59 PM 3/8/01 -0800, Matt May wrote:
>----- Original Message -----
>From: "Anne Pemberton" <apembert@erols.com>
>>     Doesn't the Stop button stop all everything on the page? If so, what
>> the problem? Does stop not exist or work the same way in all browsers?
>In the case of the walking ants, the Stop button can't control that. All it
>controls in IE on Windows, for example, is embedded audio and animated GIFs.
>It's not a standard. Actually, the Stop button itself isn't even a standard
>insofar as it's a user-agent widget. UAAG would have to specify its
>behavior, and even then, the walking-ants analogy would probably sneak
>through, as the Stop button would have to stop script execution on the page
>to stop the motion of the ants, and there's no way to selectively disable
>scripts or (that I'm aware of) to force cleanup/garbage collection on any
>given script.
Anne Pemberton

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