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Re: Tenative meeting on the DOM with AT vendors for the User Agent Guidelines

From: Ian Jacobs <ij@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 01 Feb 2000 15:33:28 -0500
Message-ID: <38974318.A029075B@w3.org>
To: mark novak <menovak@facstaff.wisc.edu>
CC: Jon Gunderson <jongund@ux1.cso.uiuc.edu>, w3c-wai-ua@w3.org, w3c-wai-pf@w3.org
mark novak wrote:
> 
> hi Jon
> 
> i'd be happy to participate in this call.  thanks for asking.
> 
> however, i'm concerned about the follow up discussion this request
> has generated in DOM vs OSM vs API, etc.
> 
> i'd advocate that DOM is just another tool/method, and if company A
> chooses to use DOM, or an  OSM, or some other idea, that is company A's
> decision.  i don't support the concept that *all* companies have to
> use DOM .  I understand the advantages and dis-advantages, just concerned
> about any "tone" we present to the AT community.

We talked about this at the ftf in Austin; the possibility of
removing the DOM-specific part and making it a general requirement
for exchange of content, with the DOM being one possible solution.
Those at the ftf meeting felt the DOM was important enough to
stand out.

 - Ian
Received on Tuesday, 1 February 2000 15:34:32 GMT

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