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Re: PROPOSAL: Expanding Checkpoint 7.2.1 into several checkpoints

From: Ian Jacobs <ij@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 12 Apr 1999 18:30:40 -0400
Message-ID: <37127410.FC0C0E94@w3.org>
To: Jon Gunderson <jongund@staff.uiuc.edu>
CC: w3c-wai-ua@w3.org
Jon Gunderson wrote:
> 
> Current checkpoint in 31 March WD
> 7.2.1 [Priority 1]
> For desktop graphical browsers. Export programmatic interfaces to ATs and
> follow operating system conventions to do so
> 
> Expanded checkpoints from 7.2.1 (other checkpoints in guideline 7.2 would
> remain).
> 
> Checkpoint 7.2.a [Priority 1]
> Provide programmatic access for dependent user agents to content in the
> currently rendered WWW content.

Does access mean read/write? Can we say "document tree" if that's
what we mean?
 
> Checkpoint  7.2.b [Priority 1]
> Provide programmatic access for dependent user agents to desktop user agent
> controls: including menus, toolbars and other user interface elements that
> are used to direct and control the rendering of WWW content.

What does the last clause: "that are used to direct and
control" mean? Does that imply not all menus or functionalities
available through menus?
 
> Checkpoint  7.2.c [Priority 1]
> Provide programmatic access for dependent user agents to be informed about
> changes in the active control and element focus.

Can we say "selection" and "focus"?
 
> Checkpoint  7.2.d [Priority 1]
> Provide a programmatic interface for dependent user agents to simulate user
> interface and WWW content control events.
>
> Checkpoint  7.2.e [Priority 2]
> Provide a programmatic interface for dependent user agents to manipulate
> the rendering of WWW content.

This sounds too vague. We were asked to break out checkpoints
in Guideline 5.1. Why not here?

> Provide a programmatic interface for dependent user agents to know if a
> link (anchor) has been visited or not.

The specificity of this one strikes me when compared to the other
ones. I agree with it, but it could be part of several of
the previous checkpoint.

  - Ian


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