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Re: IMPORTANT: Removing proposed checkpoint on synchronization

From: David Poehlman <poehlman@clark.net>
Date: Wed, 10 May 2000 11:59:04 -0400
Message-ID: <39198748.3F432104@clark.net>
CC: Jon Gunderson <jongund@ux1.cso.uiuc.edu>, w3c-wai-ua@w3.org
This is fine as long as we captured the needed synchronizations in minimum
requirements or notes.

Jon Gunderson wrote:
> Based on Ian's analysis [1] of the problems of including a synchronization
> checkpoint I recommend that we reverse our decision to include a checkpoint
> on synchronization.  I base this on the following reasons:
> 1. The group has identified a couple situations where synchronization is
> useful, but there are other situations where a user may not want
> synchronization of views or synchronized views may impede
> accessibility.  This requirement therefore needs to be further developed to
> determine when synchronization is or is not appropriate.  My feeling is
> that these would be in situations covered by current checkpoints (i.e.
> outline views, source views...)
> 2. This is a new requirement and it may trigger the document to return to a
> previous stage in the process, delaying publication as a recommendation and
> taking time from resolving other issues.
> 3. We have and can include in additional techniques for the situations the
> group has identified where synchronized views make sense.  The techniques
> will encourage developers to use synchronization in satisfying the
> associated checkpoints.  Therefore we are not abandoning the need for
> synchronization of some views, but making them part of satisfying other
> checkpoints.
> Please respond to this e-mail either in favor or in opposition to this
> resolution.  If there is opposition to the proposal I will include this
> issue in the next available telecon.  No response to this issue will result
> in my assuming that you support the proposal.  But I would rather have
> members explicitly state their support or opposition to this proposal to
> the list.
> Thanks,
> Jon
> [1] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/w3c-wai-ua/2000AprJun/0300.html
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