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RE: New failure technique for 3.2.5: automatic updates

From: Gregg Vanderheiden <gv@trace.wisc.edu>
Date: Sun, 12 Mar 2006 15:01:22 -0600
To: "'Gez Lemon'" <gez.lemon@gmail.com>
Cc: "'Cynthia Shelly'" <cyns@exchange.microsoft.com>, <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
Message-ID: <003001c64618$2082cbc0$ee8cfea9@NC6000BAK>


I thought that hitting stop would stop a looping GIF file. 


Here is an example I found on the web (also in attached file)  



Ah, I see.    In IE the STOP button stops the animation.

But not all browsers.  The STOP button in Firefox does nothing to it. 





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-----Original Message-----

From: Gez Lemon [mailto:gez.lemon@gmail.com] 

Sent: Saturday, March 11, 2006 9:02 PM

To: Gregg Vanderheiden

Cc: Cynthia Shelly; w3c-wai-gl@w3.org

Subject: Re: New failure technique for 3.2.5: automatic updates


On 11/03/06, Gregg Vanderheiden <gv@trace.wisc.edu> wrote:


If hitting the STOP button on a browser will stop the behavior,  should that
also be allowed too?  If it is the standard behavior of browsers?



The STOP button terminates the HTTP request, but it doesn't terminate the
functionality of any scripts or plugins that have already been downloaded.


I've put together one of those annoying "current time" scripts [1], and the
only way to stop it is to disable scripting in the user agent.




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