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Re: PROPOSAL: The meaning of "Easy access" in checkpoint 2.3

From: Ian Jacobs <ij@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 12 Jul 2000 02:36:34 -0400
Message-ID: <396C11F2.54CC1967@w3.org>
To: Jon Gunderson <jongund@uiuc.edu>
CC: w3c-wai-ua@w3.org
Jon Gunderson wrote:
> 
> To make checkpoint 2.3 more explicit, I suggest the following changes:
> 
> <OLD>
> 2.3 If content available in a viewport has equivalent alternatives, provide
> easy access in context to the alternatives.
> </OLD>
> 
> <NEW>
> 2.3 If content available in a viewport has equivalent alternatives, render
> the alternative equivalents next to the primary content in the user
> interface.  If it is not possible to render the alternative equivalents
> next to primary content, provide a one step command to access the equivalents.
> </NEW>

I don't know what "next to" means. What if styling is used (or must be
used)
to reposition it? What does next to mean in an international context?
What if there
is more than one equivalent? 

I imagine a much better UI (e.g., that of amaya) where information is
available through
consistently designed context-sensitive menus (that are accessible). I
actually prefer
not altering content if we can avoid it.

 - Ian

P.S. I'm sending these comments late at night, after a ftf meeting,
without a lot of thought.


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