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Re: request for intergroup coordination

From: Ian Jacobs <ij@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 19 Jul 2000 15:47:00 -0400
Message-ID: <397605B4.7C17788B@w3.org>
To: Jon Gunderson <jongund@uiuc.edu>
CC: Al Gilman <asgilman@iamdigex.net>, "Chairs of the WCA, UA, ER-IG, ER-WG and PF groups" <w3c-wai-cg@w3.org>, w3c-wai-er-ig@w3.org, w3c-wai-ua@w3.org
Jon Gunderson wrote:
> Response in JRG:
> >Discussion:
> >
> >The WCA and UA working groups met in joint session earlier and decided "use
> >the MAP element, and not a reserved CLASS value, to group the 'groups of
> >related links' discussed in WCAG Checkpoint 13.6.
> >
> >There appears to be some divergence of opinion as to whether that meeting
> >identified special UA processing for these MAP elements as opposed to other
> >major structural elements or not.  WCA and UA could clarify on this point.
> JRG: The UA group has not been as a group particularly interested in having
> a separate checkpoint(s) for access to markup that is used to indicate
> navigational links.  But that was before we have been working on the
> minimal requirements for each checkpoint.  It maybe of some interest in UA
> to discuss this again.  But I hesitate do to the current number of open
> issues the group is trying to resolve.

I don't think we should have an explicit requirement for handling MAP.
I think that the HTML spec should include suggested user agent
to handle this, rather than putting these requirements in the UA

 - Ian

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