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RE: RE: Proposal for 1.3, "Ensure that information, functionality, and structure are separable from presentation"

From: Loretta Guarino Reid <lguarino@adobe.com>
Date: Tue, 03 May 2005 13:30:06 -0700
To: w3c-wai-gl@w3.org
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 > I'd have thought that the SC that was proposed last week for 1.3-- the
 > one saying that anything that could be changed via the UI could also be
 > changed programmatically-- could be redrafted to cover this situation as
 > well.  In other words, maybe it doesn't matter whether changes occur at
 > the level of the user interface or in some other layer-- what matters is
 > that changes must be available to assistive technology.
 > I would appreciate some information about what responsibility belongs to
 > the author here and what belongs to the API and the user agent. I don't
 > say this to challenge the proposal-- I just don't know enough to make an
 > informed judgment here and would welcome better information.

A good question; in general, the user agent takes responsibility for 
communicating such change to assistive technology. In this case, the 
success criterion would be satisfied automatically.

However, when changing properties of an object in Flash, it is necessary to 
call  Accessibility.updateProperties()  to notify the user agent of the 

I assume CSS inserted content would be handled directly by the user agent? 
What about JavaScript?

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