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Re: More issues with checkpoint 5.1 (DOM access to content)

From: Ian Jacobs <ij@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 21 Feb 2000 12:10:17 -0500
Message-ID: <38B17179.2265BB6@w3.org>
To: w3c-wai-ua@w3.org, plh@w3.org
Ian Jacobs wrote:
> 
> Hello,
> 
> I have just been talking with Philippe Le Hegaret,
> who is the W3C DOM Activity Lead about checkpoint 5.1, which
> in the Candidate Rec [1] reads:
> 
>    5.1 Provide programmatic read and write access to content by
> conforming
>        to W3C Document Object Model (DOM) specifications and exporting
>        interfaces defined by those specifications. [Priority 1]
> 
> There have already been much Candidate Rec discussion about this
> checkpoint
> (refer to issues 190 [2] and 194 [3]). Here are some additional comments
> from my conversation with Philippe:
> 
> 1) DOM only addresses HTML and XML. Therefore, checkpoint 5.1 would not
>    cover programmatic access to content in any other format, such as
>    SGML.

To address this point in particular, I propose that we add a checkpoint
whose language echos that of Candidate Rec [1], checkpoint 5.2:

   Provide programmatic read and write access to content using standard
   APIs  (e.g., platform-independent APIs such as the W3C DOM, standard 
   APIs for the operating system, and conventions for programming 
   languages) [Priority 1] 

Then, the checkpoint requiring DOM for access to content would be an
important
special case of this checkpoint (and both would be priority 1). A note
would
indicate that for XML and HTML, satisfaction of the DOM requirement
would meet
the more general checkpoint.

 - Ian

> [1] http://www.w3.org/TR/2000/CR-UAAG10-20000128/
> [2] http://cmos-eng.rehab.uiuc.edu/ua-issues/issues-linear.html#190
> [3] http://cmos-eng.rehab.uiuc.edu/ua-issues/issues-linear.html#194
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