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Re: Proposal: Single command input and edits to checkpointsabout "easy access" (2.3 and 10.8)

From: Jon Gunderson <jongund@ux1.cso.uiuc.edu>
Date: Tue, 25 Jul 2000 11:56:56 -0500
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To: Ian Jacobs <ij@w3.org>
Cc: w3c-wai-ua@w3.org
I am not married to the term "single command", so if there is a better term 
I would like to use it.  I think the term "direct access" has been used by 
the working group and you have brought it up in some telecons and that 
might be a useful term.


At 12:11 PM 7/25/2000 -0400, Ian Jacobs wrote:
>Jon Gunderson wrote:
> >
> > I think the concept of "single command" as proposed by Ian [1] is a unique
> > concept to the keyboard and I proposed that like checkpoint 1.3 that
> > checkpoint 10.5 be only about the keyboard.  I propose that we say that
> > checkpoint 10.5 is a special case of both checkpoint 10.4 and checkpoint
> > 1.3.
>This is interesting. I wondered yesterday (when writing the email)
>whether single command should be w.r.t. the keyboard only. However, I
>thought that one could (logically) justify preferring shorter phrases
>just as one prefers shorter key combinations.
> >This way we can use the term "single command" to mean a more generic
> > command in checkpoints we talk about configuration and single command would
> > include concepts like a speech utterance, key press with or without a
> > modifier key, or clicking an object with a mouse.  In checkpoint 10.5 we
> > can use the term "single key press" and make it clear that this is without
> > a modifier key.
> >
> > What do people think?
>I don't think the term "single command" that has variable meanings
>(e.g., key press with or without modifier) is useful. What is the
>difference, at that point, between "Ctrl-X" and
>"Ctrl-X Ctrl-Y Ctrl-Z"? What is the boundary of a single command?
>I understand the desire to have easy, simple, direct access. However,
>I don't think that "single command" is any more precise. And, as I
>mentioned, I think using the term "single" in two contexts is dangerous.
>In conclusion, I think that making 10.5 for the keyboard only is
>an interesting option that I could live with. But I don't want to use
>the term "single command" in the document.
>  _ Ian
> > [1] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/w3c-wai-ua/2000JulSep/0134.html
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