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

From: Charles McCathieNevile <charles@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 12 Jul 2000 12:47:13 -0400 (EDT)
To: Ian Jacobs <ij@w3.org>
cc: Jon Gunderson <jongund@uiuc.edu>, w3c-wai-ua@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.20.0007121246100.3075-100000@tux.w3.org>
I agree with Ian - this proposal goes too far into the detail of User
Interface implementation.

Charles McCN

On Wed, 12 Jul 2000, Ian Jacobs wrote:

  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
  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.
  Ian Jacobs (jacobs@w3.org)   http://www.w3.org/People/Jacobs
  Tel:                         +1 831 457-2842
  Cell:                        +1 917 450-8783

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