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RE: Put a time limit on animated gifs

From: Greg Lowney <greglo@microsoft.com>
Date: Thu, 29 Oct 1998 21:46:46 -0800
Message-ID: <4FD6422BE942D111908D00805F3158DF0DAEBABC@RED-MSG-52>
To: "Markku T. Hakkinen" <hakkinen@dev.prodworks.com>, WAU-ua <w3c-wai-ua@w3.org>
Provide a global setting that media players can query via DOM?

		-----Original Message-----
		From:	Markku T. Hakkinen
[mailto:hakkinen@dev.prodworks.com]
		Sent:	Thursday, October 29, 1998 12:38 PM
		To:	WAU-ua
		Subject:	RE: Put a time limit on animated gifs

		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"
		> >
		> >
		> >
	
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