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

From: Jon Gunderson <jongund@ux1.cso.uiuc.edu>
Date: Tue, 01 Feb 2000 15:30:32 -0600
Message-Id: <4.1.20000201152508.01c57ed0@staff.uiuc.edu>
To: menovak@facstaff.wisc.edu (mark novak)
Cc: w3c-wai-ua@w3.org, w3c-wai-pf@w3.org
Mark,
The only real discussion about DOM in the current UA guidelines is for the
full implementation of DOM level 1 to provide access to the content.  This
is a big enough problem for the working groups and developers right now.
The idea of adding chrome to the DOM is an idea of interest to the current
UA group, but it really will not effect the current guidelines.  Our
biggest job right now is educating of AT developers of the DOM capabilities
and encouraging them to support the use of DOM to access content.  This
support should be based on having access to information they do not have
right now through other means or it will be easier to get the information
through DOM.

Jon


>also, while i support most of what the UA group has said about
>supporting DOM, i am not in favor of adding the chrome (UI) to DOM.  In my
>opinion, DOM should remain the "clean" data model of the MVC
>(model, view, controller paradigm).    If the DOM is "extended" to
>somehow include the chrome, then the "method of this extension"
>is my concern.

Jon Gunderson, Ph.D., ATP
Coordinator of Assistive Communication and Information Technology
Chair, W3C WAI User Agent Working Group
Division of Rehabilitation - Education Services
College of Applied Life Studies
University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign
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