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Re: thoughts, suggestions, comments for UA Guidelines ?

From: Ian Jacobs <ij@w3.org>
Date: Sat, 31 Oct 1998 14:23:43 -0500
Message-ID: <363B63BF.D2BAC1F5@w3.org>
To: mark novak <menovak@facstaff.wisc.edu>
CC: w3c-wai-ua@w3.org
mark novak wrote:

> In section 9, built in accessibility features of some current operating systems, under >9.1, 9.2, and 9.3, there are some errors (e.g., ToggleKeys does not use the modifier >keys) and omissions (e.g., Sticky Keys in the Apple Macintosh has four modifier keys), >and the differing descriptions for similar features I also think is a problem.  Please >note, these comments might seem "nit-picking" fine points, but because I'm assuming >this document is for review, in a large part by people outside the rehabilitation >field, I think it is very important for those of us in the field to use consistent >terminology.  That is why I think the features listed in sections 9.1, 9.2, and 9.3 >should have as similar a description as possible (with in the scope of each OS).  If >people are in agreement, I'd be happy to take a first pass at this task.

Hi Mark,

I don't believe the current version of the techniques document [1]
is different with respect to the above paragraph. The editors
would welcome any effort to:

1) Reduce redundancy in sections (now numbered) 8.1, 8.2, and 8.3. 
   Can we abstract the features and describe them one time? Then,
   in subsections dedicated to each platform, we can simply state
   which features are supported and any differences from the
   This would make the document easier to read and reduce the chance
   of error.

2) Establish a definitive and correct list of features.

Please let us know if you want to take a stab at this.

Thanks in advance,

 - Ian

[1]  http://www.w3.org/WAI/UA/WD-WAI-USERAGENT-19981030/
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