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Re: Raw minutes from 6 October teleconf

From: Al Gilman <asgilman@iamdigex.net>
Date: Wed, 06 Oct 1999 14:06:42 -0500
Message-Id: <199910061821.OAA14547@smtp1.mail.iamworld.net>
To: w3c-wai-ua@w3.org
At 01:43 PM 10/6/99 -0400, Ian Jacobs wrote:
>User Agent Guidelines Teleconf
>6 October 1999
>
>   Resolved: Clarify 1.1 so that UAs don't have to support all input
>      device APIs available on an OS. If you support a type of API,
>      support the system standard API.
>
>   MN: Note that MS Platform requires support for both mouse and
>       keyboard APIs. The UAGL only requires keyboard API support.
>       Thus, in this case, the UAGL is less strict than the MS
>       platform guidelines.
>
>   RS: Perhaps a checkpoint that says to use "most common API" for
>       the system (which might be pen input, for example).
>
>   JG: Can we put this somewhere in Guideline 1?
>
>   RS: Can we include examples? 
>  

Look at the access strategies that are used by Project Archimedes: Head
Tracker plus voice.  Forcing the command input to forego pointing just
because the user doesn't use a mouse is wrong.

The point is that the UA doesn't have to support _all_ APIs defined by the
OS environment.  But for devices that the UA employs in its UI, if there is
a standard API the UA must support it.  

Or show how the UI is still production-class efficient with that interface
dropped.
Received on Wednesday, 6 October 1999 14:07:47 UTC

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