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Re: Not described in words

From: Loretta Guarino Reid <lorettaguarino@google.com>
Date: Wed, 14 Mar 2007 07:27:13 -0700
Message-ID: <824e742c0703140727g15a314bbw365e3833d8a82c19@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Bailey, Bruce" <Bruce.Bailey@ed.gov>
Cc: "Gregg Vanderheiden" <gv@trace.wisc.edu>, w3c-wai-gl@w3.org
OK, consider autorepeat functionality on a keyboard key, where the amount of
time that the key is held down controls the function (insert one character
vs multiple characters).


On 3/14/07, Bailey, Bruce <Bruce.Bailey@ed.gov> wrote:
>  > I'm not sure why you think this isn't such an example. A mouse button
> is just another key.
> Because unlike 508, WCAG does not have hardware standards, so equivocating
> buttons on mouse with buttons on a keyboard is just wrong.  We already know
> that a mouse provides "time-dependent analog input" for positioning
> movement, so pointing out that the mouse buttons cans can also be used in a
> time-dependent fashion I just don't think is all that helpful (sorry).
> Here's the current wording for 2.1.1 again:
> <q>All functionality of the content is operable through a keyboard
> interface without requiring specific timings for individual keystrokes,
> except where the underlying task requires time-dependent analog input.</q>
> It is quite obvious that the "specific timings for individual keystrokes"
> bit applies to the keyboard interface (not "other" keys).  Aside from games,
> what are some examples of content that, in violation of 2.1.1, would
> require specific timings for individual keystrokes?
> If we cannot think of any, why have that clause?
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