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

From: Jon Gunderson <jongund@uiuc.edu>
Date: Wed, 12 Jul 2000 12:14:29 -0500
Message-Id: <4.3.1.2.20000712120959.012090a0@staff.uiuc.edu>
To: Charles McCathieNevile <charles@w3.org>, Ian Jacobs <ij@w3.org>
Cc: w3c-wai-ua@w3.org
Charles,
I think we need to be clear about where we expect alternative equivalents 
to be available so developers know what is expected to conform.  Since they 
are alternative equivalents I think they should be associated with or 
replace the primary content specified by the author and be rendered through 
the the user interface.

Jon

At 12:47 PM 7/12/2000 -0400, Charles McCathieNevile wrote:
>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
>   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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>
>
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