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Proposal for 7.5 [Was Re: Issue with checkpoint 7.5 (search) and serial renderings]

From: Ian Jacobs <ij@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 24 Aug 2000 16:47:36 -0400
Message-ID: <39A589E8.C66E1D4D@w3.org>
To: w3c-wai-ua@w3.org

Here's a proposed new checkpoint for 7.5:

   7.5 Allow the user to search within all rendered text content
       accessible through a viewport, including rendered
       text content outside the point of regard.
       Allow the user to start a forward search from a location 
       in content selected or focused by the user. 
       After a match, allow searching from location of the 
       match. Provide a case-insensitive search option when
       applicable to the natural language of text. [Priority 2] 

Add to Techniques:

1) When the point of regard depends on time (e.g., an audio
viewport), the user must be able to search through 
content that will be available through that viewport. This
is analogous to content rendered graphically that is 
reachable by scrolling. 

2) The user must be allowed to search among rendered
text equivalents, as these are part of rendered text

 - Ian

Ian Jacobs wrote:
> Hello,
> Checkpoint 7.5 of the 18 August Guidelines [1] begins:
>     7.5 Allow the user to search for rendered text content,
>         including rendered text equivalents.
> The definition of "rendered content" is "that part of content
> rendered in a given viewport (whether visual, audio, or tactile)."
> This definition limits severely what type of search would
> be required through an audio viewport since there is very little
> content rendered aurally at any given moment.
> To fix this problem, I'd like to propose a model that seems
> to work for both two-dimensional and one-dimensional viewports:
>   a) A viewport does not reveal all rendered content at once.
>   b) The search requirement is for content that is rendered
>      through the viewport, even though that content may not
>      be available in the user's point of regard.
> I don't have a proposal for new wording yet. Perhaps it is sufficient
> to add such a clarification in a Note after the checkpoint.
> Thanks,
>  - Ian
> [1] http://www.w3.org/WAI/UA/WD-UAAG10-20000818
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Ian Jacobs (jacobs@w3.org)   http://www.w3.org/People/Jacobs
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