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RE: comments on guidelines

From: Gregory J. Rosmaita <unagi69@concentric.net>
Date: Fri, 03 Dec 1999 17:12:37 -0500
Message-Id: <4.1.19991203170652.00aff8f0@pop3.concentric.net>
To: "Leonard R. Kasday" <kasday@acm.org>
Cc: User Agent Guidelines Emailing List <w3c-wai-ua@w3.org>
aloha, again, len!

i have suggested in the past that one thing that the UA WG may want to consider
doing once the UAGL solidifies and the impact matrix is updated to reflect the
final Proposed Rec draft that is submitted to tim after the member review
period, is to use the impact matrix to spawn a series of notes that would
address such things as:

if you are designing a user agent that will render HTML and XHTML, and CSS, for
users with no usable vision and who function in an exclusively aural
environment, implement the following checkpoints

if you are designing a user agent that will render HTML, CSS, XML, MathML, XSL,
and SMIL targeted at low vision users who want slash need supplemental speech
output, implement the following checkpoints

etc.

which seems to me a much saner means of addressing the question of conformance
for targetted user agents...
gregory

At 04:41 PM 12/3/99 -0500, you wrote:
>aloha, len!
>
>i adamantly oppose different conformance levels for different target
>audiences...
>
>if someone creates a user agent specifically targeted at the totally blind
>working in an exclusively aural environment, they don't need the WAI slash UA
>seal-of-conformance to reach their target audience...
>
>the UAGL address what comprises the BASE FUNCTIONALITY of a specific class of
>tools called user agents, outlining what functionality they need to offer ALL
>users and what information they need to expose to any application that
requests
>that information...
>
>gregory.
>
>
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He that lives on Hope, dies farting
     -- Benjamin Franklin, Poor Richard's Almanack, 1763
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Gregory J. Rosmaita <unagi69@concentric.net>
   WebMaster and Minister of Propaganda, VICUG NYC
        <http://www.hicom.net/~oedipus/vicug/index.html>
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