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RE: Avalon?

From: Bailey, Bruce <Bruce.Bailey@ed.gov>
Date: Thu, 28 Apr 2005 07:55:28 -0400
Message-ID: <CCDBDCBFA650F74AA88830D4BACDBAB5076DE1EA@wdcrobe2m02.ed.gov>
To: "W3C WAI Interest Group" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Cc: "Madeleine Rothberg" <madeleine_rothberg@wgbh.org>

> Microsoft spoke about [UI Automation] at CSUN, and a brief item
> appears in the proceedings:
> http://www.csun.edu/cod/conf/2005/proceedings/2428.htm

Thanks for that.  Anyone else who caught this session care to share?

> I didn't hear the word Avalon.

Avalon is one of the core technologies of Longhorn.
http://msdn.microsoft.com/Longhorn/understanding/pillars/avalon/
Since WinFS was deleted from the promised feature set, just anything else could get dropped too.

I am not certain how it is related, but I noticed this the other day:
>From Global Graphics at URL: 
http://www.globalgraphics.com/news/ggpress.nsf/PressReleasesPublishedCurrent/41603EF04CCA2CC380256FEE0047031C
<blockquote>
Madelyn Bryant McIntire, product unit manager for the Windows Digital Documents Platform and Solutions group at Microsoft Corp., comments, “We are working closely with the team at Global Graphics to ensure our printing and document solutions for ‘Longhorn’ address the needs of the print industry and that our design can be implemented by the hardware and software industries.  Global Graphics' expertise makes it a well-rounded company to work with on ‘Longhorn’ printing and our proof-of-concept project.”
</blockquote>

This was in the context of discussing Metro, the “PDF Killer” slated to be included in Longhorn.  Madelyn Bryant McIntire is the lady I quoted in my last post on this thread and until recently was the lead for accessibility at MS.

The WCAG2 standards should naturally be applicable Metro just as they address other web content.
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