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Re: Global AT requirements

From: Charles McCathieNevile <charles@w3.org>
Date: Sat, 8 Jan 2000 08:14:12 -0500 (EST)
To: Denis Anson <danson@miseri.edu>
cc: WAI UA Group <w3c-wai-ua@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.20.0001080300490.13534-100000@tux.w3.org>
Actually, there is a lot of value in the browser itself providing the ability
to switch between windows as well as frames. (I agree with Denis that these
are more or less analagous, particularly since the use of frames appears in
large measure to have given way to the practise of opening new windows. Opera
is one of the few browsers to do a decent job of this, which is an important
means of keeping track of what is really going on (emacs/W3 does it as part
of being inside emacs, but it doesn't open windows in the same way as I
understand it).

Charles McCN


On Thu, 6 Jan 2000, Denis Anson wrote:

  In response to my action item, the following features are things that should
  be present in all applications on a PC, and not unique to a user agent.  As
  such, rather than requiring these features to be native in a UA, they would
  be better provided as an umbrella AT that works with all applications on the
  PC.
  
[snip]  
  Checkpoint 7.1 Allow the user to navigate viewports (including frames). -
  Navigating viewports is similar conceptually from flipping between windows.
  Moving between frames is similar.  A person with a disability would need an
  overall means of jumping from application to application, and that general
  method might be extended within the UA for viewport navigation, especially
  with the multiple interation model used in current Microsoft products.
[snip]
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