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RE: Propose deleting failure for 3.2.5

From: John M Slatin <john_slatin@austin.utexas.edu>
Date: Wed, 1 Mar 2006 09:46:54 -0600
Message-ID: <6EED8F7006A883459D4818686BCE3B3B01248FD1@MAIL01.austin.utexas.edu>
To: "Michael Cooper" <michaelc@watchfire.com>, <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
FOr what it's worth, JAWS has options for disabling sutomstiv trgtrdh
and ActiveX (as well as Flash). I know they're there for IE; don't know
if that's true for FIrefox 1.5+.
But even if JAWS allows this, that doesn't help users who aren't blind
who do have other disabilities.

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	From: w3c-wai-gl-request@w3.org
[mailto:w3c-wai-gl-request@w3.org] On Behalf Of Michael Cooper
	Sent: Wednesday, March 01, 2006 8:59 am
	To: w3c-wai-gl@w3.org
	Subject: RE: Propose deleting failure for 3.2.5

	For meta refresh, while it can be disabled globally in IE, I
don't know how to disable it for a particular site (aside from going in,
disabling it globally, then turning it back on again later). I prefer to
have it on because sometimes it's helpful, but son some sites it becomes
a problem and I need a control to turn it off for that site. And I can't
find an option to disable it in Firefox, so unless I find or write an
extension I don't think it's possible.


	For script refresh, I don't know how to disable that in any
browser except by turning off script support altogether, which is using
a sledgehammer to nail a thumbtack.


	I'm caging these comments in "I don't know how" language because
it's possible the majority of browsers do in fact provide the feature to
disable automatic refresh in a useful way. But, unless someone can
describe how this is done in the vast majority of browsers in use today
((IE, Firefox, Safari, and Opera) on (Windows, Mac, and Linux) as a
minimum), I think it remains an issue, at least for some user agents,
and we should keep the failure technique.





	From: w3c-wai-gl-request@w3.org
[mailto:w3c-wai-gl-request@w3.org] On Behalf Of Cynthia Shelly
	Sent: Tuesday, February 28, 2006 8:05 PM
	To: w3c-wai-gl@w3.org
	Subject: Propose deleting failure for 3.2.5


	At least for HTML, the only ways I know of to "create a complete
change of main content through an automatic refresh" are to use
meta-refresh or script.  Both can be disabled in browsers.  Are there
other technologies that have these issues?  If so, we could create a
general technique about it.  If not, then I don't think this is a common
failure for HTML, and I propose that we delete it.





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