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Re: thoughts, suggestions, comments for UA Guidelines ?

From: mark novak <menovak@facstaff.wisc.edu>
Date: Mon, 2 Nov 1998 09:19:58 -0500
Message-Id: <v03007806b2636f80576a@[128.104.23.196]>
To: Ian Jacobs <ij@w3.org>
Cc: w3c-wai-ua@w3.org
hi Ian

I would be happy to try to assist, but it may be a week or so until
I can free up some quality time to attack this.... I also agree with your
approach below, and will attempt to handle in that fashion.

Mark

At 2:23 PM -0500 10/31/98, Ian Jacobs wrote:
>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
>abstractions.
>   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/
>--
>Ian Jacobs (jacobs@w3.org)
>Tel/Fax: (212) 684-1814
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Received on Monday, 2 November 1998 10:32:13 GMT

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