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Re: Refinements and additions to minimum set of functions forsingle command checkpoint (bookmarks/favorites )

From: Ian Jacobs <ij@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 25 Jul 2000 09:20:58 -0400
Message-ID: <397D943A.A16555AA@w3.org>
To: Jon Gunderson <jongund@ux1.cso.uiuc.edu>
CC: Al Gilman <asgilman@iamdigex.net>, Jon Gunderson <jongund@uiuc.edu>, w3c-wai-ua@w3.org
Jon Gunderson wrote:
> >
> >I just want to note that we have no requirement on the
> >user agent to implement a bookmarks feature. Having a P1 requirement
> >to provide single command access to such a feature is problematic
> >for me. Unless we add a P1 requirement to implement such a feature.
> >Most of the other bindings in the proposed list have corresponding
> >checkpoints (e.g., navigation of active elements).
> >
> >So, I think we need to make the requirement explicit
> >in order to determine the appropriate priority level. I don't think
> >that single command access to a P2 required functionality should
> >be P1.
> >
> >  - Ian
> JRG: Checkpoint 10.5 is currently a P2 requirement.  I don't understand
> what functionality you are referring to as a P1 requirement.  Could you
> explain?

The list of functionalities one must be able to activate with
a single command includes adding a page to one's favorites. But
the UA Guideilnes does not require that the UA implement
a favorites mechanism. If we require a binding to a function
then that implies that we also are requiring the function.
Unless the applicability clause is invoked. And that has not
been made clear.

Therefore, choose one of the following:
1) Add a requirement to have a favorites functionality.
2) Remove the functionalities related to favorites from the
   list of required bindings.
3) Indicate clearly that some of the bindings only apply if
   the feature has been implemented (e.g., history mechanism,
   favorites, mechanism, etc.). Also indicate that some of 
   the bindings are for functionalities that are required by
   the UA Guidelines (e.g., navigation to active elements).

 - Ian

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