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Re: Proposed Note about developer-level information

From: David Poehlman <poehlman@clark.net>
Date: Mon, 04 Oct 1999 01:54:44 -0400
Message-ID: <37F84124.27A4279A@clark.net>
To: Ian Jacobs <ij@w3.org>
CC: w3c-wai-ua@w3.org
can we list them and can we also say difficult or impossible or: may
require...?
Ian Jacobs wrote:
> 
> Hello,
> 
> In my review of NN 4.6 [1] and from other reviews,
> it is apparent that some of the checkpoints cannot be
> verified by mere mortals; developer documentation or
> assistance is required. In particular, the following
> information is difficult to ascertain without detailed
> specs:
> 
>   1) Does the UA support all functionalities through a given
>      input or output device API?
>   2) Does the UA support a spec (W3C or other) 100%? Vendor claims
>      are often exaggerated.
>   3) What information is made available through software APIs?
>      (user interface controls, document object model, etc.)
>   4) If it's possible to control the UA through an API, how is this
>      done?
> 
> I propose that we include a Note in the document warning readers
> that some of the checkpoints will be difficult to verify without
> details from developers. For instance, in the section on Conformance,
> we might say:
> 
> <BLOCKQUOTE>
> Note. While the checkpoints have been designed to be verifiable, some
> may be difficult to verify without documentation from vendors about
> what features and APIs they support.
> </BLOCKQUOTE>
> 
>  - Ian
> 
> [1] http://www.w3.org/WAI/UA/uagl-checklist-nn4.60
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