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[techs] Summary of Techniques teleconferences 13 August 2003

From: Michael Cooper <michaelc@watchfire.com>
Date: Thu, 21 Aug 2003 15:17:58 -0400
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PRESENT

Ben Caldwell
Wendy Chisholm
Michael Cooper
David MacDonald
Chris Ridpath
Roberto Scano

DISCUSSION

Action items from last week - further discussion of links, especially that
open in a new window. The research done during the week was helpful but we
also have more questions. Also discussed user agent support for OBJECT,
which is all over the map.

Reviewing the HTML Techniques [1] we continued with images, beginning with
ASCII art. Much of the discussion focused on emoticons rather than classic
ASCII art, and we decided to create separate techniques. On image maps we
looked at current user agent support for the present techniques to make
server-side and client-side image maps accessible, which generated a number
of edits. Color in images and animated images we decided to move to the
Gateway techniques, and discussed potential guideline impacts/needs related
to these techniques.

On Programmatic objects we decided that because of user agent support not to
emphasize the OBJECT element as much. For the same reason we also decided we
need to create techniques for the EMBED element, which creates interesting
problems because it's not part of the HTML specification. And to maintain
separation of technology, the HTML techniques will only describe methods
within the HTML for providing fallbacks for the APPLET, OBJECT, and EMBED
elements. Making programmatic objects directly accessible will be described
in Gateway techniques or other technology-specific documents.

We finished with audio and video, which was easy because we just decided to
move that to Gateway techniques.

Next week we hope to complete the review of the HTML techniques.

Detailed log of discussion is at [2].

ACTION ITEMS

* Michael: Put on future agenda to discuss new window links
* Michael: Separate ASCII art and emoticon techniques
* David: Explore AT support for emoticons
* Ben: Test support for title attribute on PRE, ABBR re ASCII art
* Ben: Generate a sound file for ASCII art technique (from Niel)
* Wendy: Get screen magnifier perspectives/contacts
* Michael: Remove image submit button as image map technique
* Michael: Editorial note that whatever we say about link text needs to
propogate to CSIM links
* Michael: Create a telecon agenda to invite screen magnifier users and hit
them with a bunch of questions
* Chris: Look into further work on color contrast algorithm that has been
done
* Michael: Put color usage and contrast on a Core techniques discussion
agenda
* Michael: Edits on programmatic objects & applets
* Wendy: Figure out how to mark techniques as future or legacy

REFERENCES

[1] http://www.w3.org/WAI/GL/WCAG20/WD-WCAG20-HTML-TECHS-20030807.html
[2] http://www.w3.org/2003/08/20-wai-wcag-irc.html

Michael Cooper
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