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Re: Proposed rewording of checkpoint on input device independence

From: <thatch@us.ibm.com>
Date: Sat, 9 Oct 1999 17:23:01 -0500
To: Ian Jacobs <ij@w3.org>
cc: w3c-wai-ua@w3.org
Message-ID: <85256805.007B6F6A.00@d54mta08.raleigh.ibm.com>


Quote Ensure that all functionalities offered through
   the user interface may be operated through all
   input device APIs supported by the user agent. endquote.
I don't understand this requirement - as usual. Sorry. I think
it means that every function(ality) must be operable through
each input device API. Does that mean you have to be able type
a file name (for save as) using the mouse only? I don't use
small devices, but does this require that you need to be able
to do everything with pen and everything with keypad?

Jim Thatcher
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Ian Jacobs <ij@w3.org> on 10/09/99 11:15:12 AM

To:   w3c-wai-ua@w3.org
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Subject:  Proposed rewording of checkpoint on input device independence




Hello,

Although Rich S. has an action item from [1] to propose
rewording for the checkpoint on input device independence, I'd
like to submit the following proposal:

Checkpoint 1.1:
   Ensure that all functionalities offered through
   the user interface may be operated through all
   input device APIs supported by the user agent. [Priority 1]
          Note. User agents are not required to
          support all operating system input device APIs.
          However, they are expected to support all
          standard input device APIs (e.g., mouse and
          keyboard for desktop computers, touch screen
          input for kiosks, pen or keypad input for
          small devices, etc.) Refer also to checkpoint 6.1.

Checkpoint 6.1:
   Use the standard input and output device APIs supported
   by the operating system. [Priority 1]

 - Ian

[1] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/w3c-wai-ua/1999OctDec/0071.html

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