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Re: My take on 7.2.2

From: Charles McCathieNevile <charles@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 8 Apr 1999 14:14:54 -0400 (EDT)
To: Jon Gunderson <jongund@staff.uiuc.edu>
cc: WAI UA group <w3c-wai-ua@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.10.9904081412550.15377-100000@tux.w3.org>
There is always a tension in this - if we specify too closely the nwe risk
getting to implementation-specific, or missing something that is hard to
verify but is nevertheless important.

My general preference is to be more general where that is likely to cover
our needs better and not impose undue burdens on manufacturers.

Charles McCN

On Fri, 9 Apr 1999, Jon Gunderson wrote:

  One potential advantage of making the current checkpoint a guideline and
  adding new checkpoints is that the checkpoints can be more specific for
  conformance verification.  A general checkpoint will be much more difficult
  to verify.
  Jon
  
  
  At 01:21 PM 4/8/99 -0400, Charles McCathieNevile wrote:
  >No, I don't. So far. I haven't read what Al Gilman has to say on the topic
  >yet...
  >
  >On Fri, 9 Apr 1999, Jon Gunderson wrote:
  >
  >  You don't think we should make 7.2.1 a guideline and then have a new set of
  >  checkpoints related to the guideline?
  >  
  >  Jon
  >  
  >  
  >  At 11:16 PM 4/7/99 -0400, Charles McCathieNevile wrote:
  >  >7.2:
  >  >
  >  >7.2.1 This seems to be subsumed by checkpoint 7.2.3, especially if the
  >  words, "particularly for exposing programmatic interfaces" are added.
  >  >
  >  >7.2.2 [Priority 1]
  >  >For desktop graphical browsers. Ensure that exported interfaces conform
  >  >to those specified by a W3C DOM Recommendation
  >  >
  >  >I would only change this slightly:
  >  >
  >  >For all User Agents. Ensure that where an exported interface is specified
  >  by a W3C DOM recommendation, the interface conforms to the DOM
  specification.
  >  >
  >  >OR
  >  >Implement W3C DOM Recommendations and expose them.
  >  >
  >  >7.2.3 see above
  >  >
  >  >So basically I am not sure that there is anything much I want to change in
  >  >7.2
  >  >
  >  >Charles
  >  >
  >  >
  >  >--Charles McCathieNevile            mailto:charles@w3.org
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  >
  >--Charles McCathieNevile            mailto:charles@w3.org
  >phone: +1 617 258 0992   http://www.w3.org/People/Charles
  >W3C Web Accessibility Initiative    http://www.w3.org/WAI
  >MIT/LCS  -  545 Technology sq., Cambridge MA, 02139,  USA
  > 
  Jon Gunderson, Ph.D., ATP
  Coordinator of Assistive Communication and Information Technology
  Division of Rehabilitation - Education Services
  University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign
  1207 S. Oak Street
  Champaign, IL 61820
  
  Voice: 217-244-5870
  Fax: 217-333-0248
  E-mail: jongund@uiuc.edu
  WWW:	http://www.staff.uiuc.edu/~jongund
  	http://www.als.uiuc.edu/InfoTechAccess
  

--Charles McCathieNevile            mailto:charles@w3.org
phone: +1 617 258 0992   http://www.w3.org/People/Charles
W3C Web Accessibility Initiative    http://www.w3.org/WAI
MIT/LCS  -  545 Technology sq., Cambridge MA, 02139,  USA
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