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

From: Charles McCathieNevile <charles@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 25 Jul 2000 10:01:19 -0400 (EDT)
To: "Poehlman, David" <David.Poehlman@usmint.treas.gov>
cc: "'Ian Jacobs'" <ij@w3.org>, "'Jon Gunderson'" <jongund@ux1.cso.uiuc.edu>, w3c-wai-ua@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.20.0007250958550.23059-100000@tux.w3.org>
Lynx creates a whole range of links to things that it generates - the history
file is a link in the history file, based on a temporary file. There are
links to recent status messages, and various other things added to documents.

Mechanically it is pretty trivial - find a place to put something, add a link
to it, and if the user activates the link, show it to them. Netscape does the
same thing with various special URI's - about: and javascript: (I have never
tried to make them links in a document, but in theory they should work - does
someone want to test this?

Charles

On Tue, 25 Jul 2000, Poehlman, David wrote:

  I guess I'm not sure just how having the ua create a link would or might
  work.
  "Poehlman, David" wrote:
  > 
  > I've a bit of a problem with this because if the link alternative is
  chosen
  > it might mean that the fascility is broken. 
  
  I'm not sure what you mean here.
  
  >  As I understand it, the primary
  > expectancy is for choice so we could narrow the number of items to two if
  we
  > keep the link option by listing the configurations as one other
  alternative
  > rather than three?
  
  We could say "allow configuration for one of the following:"
  1) Render alt instead
  2) Render alt alongside
  3) Render link
  4) Provide accses through the UI.
  
   -Ian
  
   > Ian,
  > I am OK with this, how about anybody else?
  > 
  > Jon
  > 
  > >  <NEW_UI>
  > >  2.3 If content available in a viewport has equivalent alternatives,
  > >    provide easy access to the alternative equivalents
  > >    through at least one of the following mechanisms:
  > >     - Allowing configuration to render alternative
  > >       instead of primary content.
  > >     - Allowing configuration to render alternative in addition to
  > >       primary content.
  > >     - Providing a direct link to the alternative in content,
  > >       just before or after the primary content.
  > >     - Allowing the user to select the primary content and then
  > >       inspect its alternatives.
  > >  <NEW_UI>
  > >
  > >Notes:
  > >
  > >1) I put back the word "easy" since that helps understand the
  > >    rationale.
  > >
  > >2) I hesitate to put four techniques in a checkpoint, but if
  > >implementing any one of them would mean that the UA met the
  > >requirement, then I'm ok with that level of specificity.
  > >
  > >  - Ian
  > >
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