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Re: Proposed clarification to 5.6 and 8.7

From: Jon Gunderson <jongund@ux1.cso.uiuc.edu>
Date: Fri, 05 May 2000 16:49:21 -0500
Message-Id: <4.3.1.2.20000505164151.00d148a0@staff.uiuc.edu>
To: Ian Jacobs <ij@w3.org>, w3c-wai-ua@w3.org

>
>2) Second, 8.7 includes a confusing parenthetical: "(through a
>    standard interface where available)". It is hard to
>    tell whether this means through an API or through standard
>    mechanisms of the user interface.
>
>    I don't think it's about an API since that's covered
>    by checkpoint 5.5 (and if it is meant to be about
>    and API, we should delete it since it's covered
>    elsewhere). I think that this means "use standard
>    user interface controls to idnetify and highlight
>    active elements."

JRG: In agree that the use of standard APIs for identifying which active 
elements has focus is covered in other checkpoints.  This checkpoint is 
about how focus is indicated to the user through the user interface.  Like 
on a graphical display using borders with adjustable colors and line 
widths.  I think the trick for this checkpoint is what are the minimum 
requirements.  Certainly using APIs to expose focus information is part of 
the minimum, but what else?  A border? Use of system conventions for 
indicating focus?


Jon



Jon Gunderson, Ph.D., ATP
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