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

From: Poehlman, David <David.Poehlman@usmint.treas.gov>
Date: Wed, 12 Jul 2000 15:18:33 -0400
Message-ID: <B1E68D292F3CD111A57C0000F67CB3CA01BE1641@wdcsrv03.usmint.treas.gov>
To: "'Jon Gunderson'" <jongund@uiuc.edu>, Charles McCathieNevile <charles@w3.org>, ij@w3.org
Cc: w3c-wai-ua@w3.org
John,
substitution is a good idea but shouldn't we make it possible to make it
happen rather than just substituting?
 
Charles,
How about this then:

<NEW1>
2.3 If content available in a viewport has equivalent alternatives, provide 
access to the alternative equivalents by either substituting the 
alternative equivalent for the primary content, rendering the alternative 
as part of the primary content (both at the same time) or providing a link 
to the alternative equivalent from the primary content.
<NEW1>

Jon



At 12:47 PM 7/12/2000 -0400, you 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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