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RE: Put a time limit on animated gifs

From: Markku T. Hakkinen <hakkinen@dev.prodworks.com>
Date: Thu, 29 Oct 1998 15:38:26 -0500
To: "WAU-ua" <w3c-wai-ua@w3.org>
Message-ID: <000501be037c$14751cc0$95f68ac6@nisc.jvnc.net>
Isn't the issue of GIF animations applicable to shockwave (or any other
animation object)?  I am familiar with a website that had the same
animation, done both as a shockwave plugin and as a GIF (for non-shockwave
euquipped browsers). The user could not tell the difference.

Does the IE "Show Animations" option apply to plug-ins, too? From the user
perspective, there needs to be a consistent UI for controlling media,
irrespective of the type. The user should not be expected to differentiate
the underlying media type (a GIF, SMIL, RealVideo, WinMediaPlayer,
Shockwave, etc.).

Mark



> -----Original Message-----
> From: w3c-wai-ua-request@w3.org [mailto:w3c-wai-ua-request@w3.org]On
> Behalf Of Paul Adelson
> Sent: Thursday, October 29, 1998 10:10 AM
> To: Greg Lowney
> Cc: allan_jm@tsb1.tsbvi.edu; WAU-ua
> Subject: Re: Put a time limit on animated gifs
>
>
> Off hand, allowing the user to prevent GIF animation or stop it
> with one click
> does seem simpler to implement and more flexible for the users
> than setting time
> limits. Are there disabilities/circumstances where time limiting
> GIF animations
> affords better accessiblity? Or would the prevent/stop pairing be
> sufficient?
>
> Greg Lowney wrote:
>
> > Internet Explorer currently allows the user to prevent GIFs
> from animating,
> > or to stop the animation at any time by pressing ESC.
> >
> >                 -----Original Message-----
> >                 From:   James Allan [mailto:allan_jm@tsb1.tsbvi.edu]
> >                 Sent:   Wednesday, October 28, 1998 1:21 PM
> >                 To:     WAU-ua
> >                 Subject:        FW: Put a time limit on animated gifs
> >
> >                 this might be useful in the techniques section,
> >
> >                 Jim Allan, Statewide Technical Support Specialist
> >                 Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired
> >                 1100 W. 45th St., Austin, Texas 78756
> >                 voice 512.206.9315    fax: 512.206.9453
> > http://www.tsbvi.edu/
> >                 "We shape our tools and thereafter our tools shape us."
> > McLuhan, 1964
> >
> >                 -----Original Message-----
> >                 From: Karl Hebenstreit [mailto:Karl.Hebenstreit@gsa.gov]
> >                 Sent: Wednesday, October 28, 1998 1:07 PM
> >                 To: allan_jm@tsb1.tsbvi.edu
> >                 Subject: Put a time limit on animated gifs
> >
> >                 Jim -
> >
> >                 One of my colleagues (Quentis Scott) pointed
> this GIF Movie
> > Gear
> >                 utility, which allows the developer to put a
> time limit on
> > GIFs.  It
> >                 seems to me this functionality would be best
> implemented in
> > the
> >                 browser's "preferences"
> >
> >
> >
http://hotfiles.zdnet.com/cgi-bin/texis/swlib/hotfiles/info.html?fcode=000DQ
>                 5

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