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Re: UA Guidelines conflict: All content versus Limited Viewports (checkpoint 4.16)

From: Harvey Bingham <hbingham@acm.org>
Date: Mon, 10 Jul 2000 15:35:30 -0400
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To: w3c-wai-ua@w3.org
At 2000-07-10 13:15-0500, Jon Gunderson wrote:

>>Jon Gunderson wrote:
>> >
>> > Ian,
>> > Another approach to resolve this issue is that while only one view 
>> port may
>> > be available at a time, the user agent should keep a list of viewports
>> > available and allow the user to switch between the view ports.
>>Can you explain how this works?
>1. In the example of FRAMES only one of the frames would be available, but 
>a list of frames that are part of the current document would be maintained 
>by the user agent.  The user could access and display the frame they want 

What if several documents were open, each with frames. Should all be in the
list of frames?

>2. In the case of something like a source view the user could switch the 
>source view and the rendered view.

That would be useful for any user, although for non-overlapping visual
display, all that would do is move the point of regard into another view!

>>What does it mean for a viewport
>>to be available but not open?
>Maybe is the issue is more making some viewports visible and some not 
>visible.  The siwtching is making a viewport visible or not visible.

Not visible, but being the one containing the point of regard.

>>Does that mean open but iconified?
>In a graphical interface the views could be listed in a menu called 
>"views" or "windows" for example or in a pop list that includes the view 
>titles.  The visible view could be selected by the user.

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