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Re: Proposal deriving from checkpoint 2.1

From: Wendy A Chisholm <wendy@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 03 Aug 2001 13:52:49 -0400
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To: jasonw@ariel.ucs.unimelb.edu.au, Kynn Bartlett <kynn-edapta@idyllmtn.com>, Web Content Guidelines <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
2.1 used to read:  2.1 Provide more than one path or method to find content.

This has all kinds of problems.  At the 26 July meeting [1] we determined 
that it would be good to highlight the issues with input errors.  In the 31 
July Draft, 2.1 reads:
2.1 Handle input errors, such as misspellings.

Jason had proposed that 2.1 read:

>Provide at least one site navigation mechanism.

The rest of the text of that proposal is at [2].

At yesterday's telecon [3] we determined we needed both checkpoints.

Our resolution: put Jason's proposed 2.1 as 2.1 (about various forms of 
navigation). Move new 2.1 (about input errors) to end of section 2 and mark 
with something like: "this is a new item that is being explored. We are 
looking for input on wording, appropriateness, and possible pitfalls."  We 
need to identify that it is generalized to "input errors" yet only handles 
spelling. We discussed other input errors that were possible yesterday, but 
would like reviewers to think of others if possible.  If not, perhaps we 
limit this to only spelling errors in the future (FUTURE ISSUE).

Kynn had concerns about the testability of Jason's proposed 2.1.

I propose that for the next draft, we include both checkpoints - as 
discussed yesterday.  However, the success criteria for 2.1 (more than one 
navigation mechanism) needs a note similar to what we are doing for the 
input errors checkpoint.

I'm still not sure that this really captures the issue.  The "what" is that 
people interact with content in different ways, therefore you ought to 
facilitate the various interaction modes in order to benefit the widest 
range of users.

Could we just say that?  "Provide a variety of interaction modes"  (jargon 
alert!)  This is similar to "Provide a variety of presentation modes" which 
is basically what 3.4 boils down to.

Thoughts?

--wendy

[1] http://www.w3.org/WAI/GL/2001/07/26-minutes.html
[2] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/w3c-wai-gl/2001JulSep/0221.html
[3] http://www.w3.org/WAI/GL/2001/08/02-minutes.html

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wendy a chisholm
world wide web consortium
web accessibility initiative
seattle, wa usa
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