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RE: action item: clarified definition of keyboard interface

From: Yvette P. Hoitink <y.p.hoitink@heritas.nl>
Date: Wed, 14 Jan 2004 00:14:45 +0100
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Hello Don, Michael & list,

Here's my 2 eurocents about Don's version:
* I like this definition, but I think the 'other discrete input mechanisms'
is unnecessarily complex since the next part already says 'or by alternate
entry methods that are capable of generating text as if a keyboard had been
used'. For me, other discrete input mechanisms that implement a keyboard
interface are by definition an entry mechanism capable of generating text as
if a keyboard had been used, so you can just leave that out. It makes the
sentence much clearer, in my opinion. 
* I think the word 'optional' should be strikken from the last sentence
since not only an optional keyboard, but a regular keyboard implements a
keyboard interface and it makes the sentence more complex.

My (small) rewrite of Don's version becomes:
"Keyboard interface":  On devices that do not have a built-in or attached
keyboards, there is usually an alternate method for connecting a keyboard to
the device for the purpose of entering text.
Allowing control via the "keyboard interface" means that the content could
be controlled through commands issued from the keyboard or by alternate
entry methods that are capable of generating text as if a keyboard had been
used.

Yvette Hoitink
CEO Heritas, Enschede, The Netherlands
E-mail: y.p.hoitink@heritas.nl 


> -----Original Message-----
> From: w3c-wai-gl-request@w3.org 
> [mailto:w3c-wai-gl-request@w3.org] On Behalf Of Doyle Burnett
> Sent: dinsdag 13 januari 2004 23:14
> To: Michael Cooper; W3C Web Content
> Subject: Re: action item: clarified definition of keyboard interface
> 
> 
> Hi Michael and List -
> 
> Michael, here is what I came up with as a very slight tweak 
> to your definition for "keyboard Interface".  Thanks for 
> letting me collaborate with you on this item.  My re-write follows:
> 
> "Keyboard interface":  On devices that do not have a built-in 
> or attached keyboards, there is usually an alternate method 
> for connecting a keyboard to the device for the purpose of 
> entering text.
> Allowing control via the "keyboard interface" means that the 
> content could be controlled through commands issued from the 
> optional keyboard, other discrete input mechanisms, or by 
> alternate entry methods that are capable of generating text 
> as if a keyboard had been used.
> 
Received on Tuesday, 13 January 2004 18:14:48 UTC

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