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Re: Proposed Guidelines for user agent version consistency

From: Charles McCathieNevile <charles@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 22 Jun 1999 17:46:12 -0400 (EDT)
To: Ian Jacobs <ij@w3.org>
cc: w3c-wai-ua@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.10.9906221736270.30073-100000@tux.w3.org>
I don't thinkk this fts in the category of a guideline. I think this is part
of following standards - producing a new version of something (as opposed to
a new product entirely) means that one of the conventions established is the
particular user interface for that product.

so I would argue that the checkpoints which should be added to the existing
guideline are

1. Ensure consistent user agent behavior from release to release

2. Organize user interface controls in a manner consistent with previous
versions and self-consistent with the user agent's conventions
and the checkpoint

- Clearly document significant changes to the software, notably those known
to affect accessibility

should go into documentation

I think the rest of the stuff is techniques

Charles McCN

On Tue, 22 Jun 1999, Ian Jacobs wrote:

  The following proposal addresses software consistency. The
  proposal fulfills an action item that I received at the
  16 June teleconference. 
  <begin proposal>
  Proposed Guideline: Ensure consistent user agent behavior from
                      release to release.
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Received on Tuesday, 22 June 1999 17:46:15 UTC

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