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RE: Rating UA guidelines

From: Charles (Chuck) Oppermann <chuckop@MICROSOFT.com>
Date: Mon, 12 Oct 1998 08:54:21 -0700
Message-ID: <D70342829C12D2119D0700805FBECA2F75F59B@RED-MSG-55>
To: Charles McCathieNevile <charlesmccn@yahoo.com>, Ian Jacobs <ij@w3.org>
Cc: w3c-wai-ua@w3.org
I'm not certain what you're talking about.  How does DOM Level 1 make
browsers compatible with assistive technology?  I think I know how, since we
built an architecture on top of Dynamic HTML to do exactly that, but would
like your opinions.  Thanks!

Charles Oppermann 
Program Manager, Accessibility and Disabilities Group,
Microsoft Corporation
mailto:chuckop@microsoft.com http://microsoft.com/enable/
"A computer on every desk and in every home, usable by everyone!" 

-----Original Message-----
From: Charles McCathieNevile [mailto:charlesmccn@yahoo.com]
Sent: Sunday, October 11, 1998 11:46 PM
To: Ian Jacobs
Cc: w3c-wai-ua@w3.org
Subject: Re: Rating UA guidelines

In reply to my question about the meaning of 'compatibility with
assistive technology' Ian Jacobs <ij@w3.org> wrote:
 I think that's a good idea. Is there a way to use what's in DOM Level 1
 since it just became a Recommendation?

I'm not sure that DOM level 1 goes far enough. But we certainly should
define what sort of compatibility we are talking about. In theory DOM
would fulfil that role nicely, as it gets built up. It is also a W3C
recommendation, which in theory means that most people are committed
to it. But I don't know enough about the implementation in practice -
can someone help us out better?

Charles McCathieNevile
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Received on Monday, 12 October 1998 11:55:08 UTC

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