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Re: Proposed editorial change to checkpoint 4.15

From: Ian Jacobs <ij@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 17 Apr 2000 12:55:44 -0400
Message-ID: <38FB4210.E3863DAD@w3.org>
To: Charles McCathieNevile <charles@w3.org>
CC: Harvey Bingham <hbingham@ACM.org>, w3c-wai-ua@w3.org
Charles McCathieNevile wrote:
> 
> In Australian english the default for whether is whether or not. I would not
> change this, but that might just be becuase of language differences.

I agree with Charles.

 - Ian
 
> Charles (I am slowly learning the differences between Australian and American
> English but there is still a way to go)
> 
> On Mon, 17 Apr 2000, Harvey Bingham wrote:
> 
>   At 2000-04-14 18:29-0400, Ian Jacobs wrote:
>   >...
>   >
>   ><OLD>
>   >  4.15 Allow the user to configure how the focus changes.
>   ></OLD>
>   >
>   ><NEW>
>   >  4.15 Allow the user to configure whether the focus
>   >       moves automatically to a viewport that opens without
>   >       an explicit request from the user.
>   ></NEW>
> 
>   "whether" dangles without an alternative. I prefer the following with
>   qualification. [I believe the default should not be to move focus
>   automatically (and without alerter) as that is disorienting, without
>   means to get back.]
> 
>   >...
>   >  4) Should this checkpoint be expressed in the negative
>   >     instead? "Allow the user to configure the focus behavior so that
>   >     it does not automatically move to a viewport that opens without
>   >     an explicit request from the user."
> 
>   I think that should be reversed, so the default is don't move. Also the
>   user configuration then would need to substitute some alternative means to
>   alert the user of the new viewport. Do we need/have a means to step through
>   multiple viewports? Is notice provided whenever viewport change is made?
> 
>   Regards/Harvey
> 
> 
>   >  - Ian
> 
> 
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