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Re: direct and spatial mapping to functionalities

From: Ian Jacobs <ij@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 04 Oct 1999 11:55:44 -0400
Message-ID: <37F8CDFF.B31FABD3@w3.org>
To: Marja-Riitta Koivunen <marja@w3.org>
CC: thatch@us.ibm.com, w3c-wai-ua@w3.org
Hi folks,

We seem to have several threads going here. Please let
me know if I've understood the issues:

1) User agents must support the standard keyboard API because
   ATs today work via the keyboard API. Therefore, we have
   a Guideline today to ensure access through the keyboard
   API to all functionalities. Mouse keys uses the mouse API
   and therefore support for mouse keys would not satisfy
   checkpoint 2.1 of the 4 October draft.

2) Users need two types of access to user agent functionalities:
   serial (with context) and direct (e.g., activated through the
   keyboard, voice, or mouse). We don't have a checkpoint about
   this, although I did include prose in the 4 October version of
   the spec (in the intro) distinguishing types of access.

So I agree with Charles: 

  Point 1 seems to be necessary and insufficient.
  Point 2 is only addressed in prose in the 4 October draft.

 - Ian

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