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Re: some comments on text version of aug 9 guidelines draft

From: David Poehlman <poehlman@clark.net>
Date: Thu, 26 Aug 1999 19:39:51 -0400
Message-ID: <37C5D047.528FCC39@clark.net>
To: Ian Jacobs <ij@w3.org>
CC: WAI User Agent Working Group <w3c-wai-ua@w3.org>
Thanks Ian!
a couple of things below their snipps.
> 
>   IJ: I agree that could be a problem, but the same might be
>       said for scripts that are turned off but that perform
>       some vital function. Authors shouldn't write pages that
>       way.
> 
>       I've just written a proposal to delete this checkpoint
>       in any case since I believe it's intention is covered
>       by a later checkpoint. Refer to [1]
> 
>       [1]
> http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/w3c-wai-ua/1999JulSep/0185.html
> 
I believe you meant:
http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/w3c-wai-ua/1999JulSep/0212.html

thanks, this may spawn some doubt as to controlability as has already
been discussed.
Thanks!
>     IJ: I see your point. What about something like this:
> 
>     Allow the user to configure the user agent for notification
>     of specific types of changes from a predefined set.
> 
> Thanks again David,
That sounds much better and accomplishes what I perceive to be the
purpose.  I'd be interested in discussion on this to sort of flesh it
out.
Thanks again Ian.
---end of snipps and comments---
Ian Jacobs wrote:
> 
> David Poehlman wrote:
> >
> > I've attached a document containing comments and commented portions of
> > the aug 9 draft <text version> of the ua guidelines for archiving and
> > review.
> 
> Hi David,
> 
> Thank you for the very useful comments. I'm taking into account
> almost all of the editorial suggestions. For the comments about
> content, my replies below preceded by IJ. Your comments
> are preceded by *dp*.
> 
> Question 1)
> 
>  5.3 Allow the user to turn on and off rendering of video. [Priority 1]
>           Techniques for checkpoint 5.3
>           *dp* <question> what is the justification for this?
> 
>  IJ: I believe that the idea here is that video may be distracting
>      and that some users may want to turn it off. There may also
>      be bandwidth issues and one would want to turn off video in order
>      to get, say audio or captions more rapidly.
> 
> Question 2)
> 
>  5.11 Allow the user to turn on and off support for spawned windows.
>       [Priority 1]
>           *dp* <question>  What happens if a window is not
>            spawned and that action predicates something that
>            must be done by the user such as filling a form?
> 
>   IJ: I agree that could be a problem, but the same might be
>       said for scripts that are turned off but that perform
>       some vital function. Authors shouldn't write pages that
>       way.
> 
>       I've just written a proposal to delete this checkpoint
>       in any case since I believe it's intention is covered
>       by a later checkpoint. Refer to [1]
> 
>       [1]
> http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/w3c-wai-ua/1999JulSep/0185.html
> 
> Question 3)
>    5.12 Allow the user to turn on and off rendering of frames. [Priority
> 2]
>        *dp* <question> similar to above?
> 
>     IJ: Refer to issue 76 [2]
> 
>         [2]
> http://cmos-eng.rehab.uiuc.edu/ua-issues/issues-linear.html#76
> 
> Question 4)
>    5.13 Allow the user to turn on and off author-specified page forwards
>           that occur after a time delay and without user intervention.
>           [Priority 3]
>           For example, when turned off, offer a static link to the
> target
>           resource instead.
>           *dp* <question> is this not a wcad issue with
>           regard to what is rendered or can the ua make this call?
> 
>    IJ: I believe that it's a UA issue.
> 
> Question 5)
> 
>    10.3 Allow the user to configure the user agent for notification of
>           certain types of document changes only. [Priority 3]
>           *dp* <Lang>  This is unsettling to me.  I feel it should be
> differently put because it doesn't convey exactly what is meant or what
> I percieve it to mean.  I'd like this to allow me to have the
> opportunity to pick one or several from a list of things I want to be
> notified about? It has something to do with the word only.
> 
>     IJ: I see your point. What about something like this:
> 
>     Allow the user to configure the user agent for notification
>     of specific types of changes from a predefined set.
> 
> Thanks again David,
> 
>  _ Ian
> 
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