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Re: Proposed minimum for search checkpoint (7.5)

From: Charles McCathieNevile <charles@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 30 Jun 2000 03:10:52 -0400 (EDT)
To: Ian Jacobs <ij@w3.org>
cc: w3c-wai-ua@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.20.0006300307370.25737-100000@tux.w3.org>

I think the value of search is to be able to find something that is
expected or remembered, when you don't know where it is. So I think that
reverse serach (or "whole document") is fairly important. Since it is
required that a user can establish where they are in a document, it should be
possible to use that and the ability to do all searches from teh beginning to
find out where things are relative to each other.

SO I could live with Ian's minimal requirement, although I would prefer to
have forward/reverse/whole document, or whole document plus knowing whether
the find was behind or in front of the point of regard.

Charles McCN

On Wed, 28 Jun 2000, Ian Jacobs wrote:

  Checkpoint 7.5 in Determining Conformance to UAAG 1.0 [1]
      Allow the user to search for rendered text content,
      including rendered text equivalents. 
  I propose that the minimal search functionality be forward
  search with an option for case-insensitivity. I don't think
  reverse-search is vital, though it's useful.
   - Ian
  [1] http://www.w3.org/WAI/UA/2000/05/ua-minreqs
  Ian Jacobs (jacobs@w3.org)   http://www.w3.org/People/Jacobs
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