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Re: Proposed editorial changes to UAAG 1.0 (short)

From: Charles McCathieNevile <charles@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 31 Aug 2000 01:43:39 -0400 (EDT)
To: Ian Jacobs <ij@w3.org>
cc: w3c-wai-ua@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.21.0008310139330.25806-100000@tux.w3.org>
editoprial question I think. I presume you mean a standard API for a
keyboard, rather than an API for a standard keyboard. It might be argued that
my mobile phone doesn't have a "standard keyboard" but I presume there is in
fact an API following some kind of standard for the keyboard it dfoes
have. (The browser on it is a WAP browser by phone.com, who I believe have
since changed their names.) In order to switch it to voice input/output I
would need to be able to use the input and output APIs with appropriate
assistive technology. Technically it should be perfectly feasible, but I am
not sure if the required APIs can be accessed except in pre-shipped
hardware. An intersting case is the Ericsson range of mobile phones which
must provide some kind of API for input at least, since they sell a keyboard
that can be plugged in.

Cheers

Charles

On Wed, 30 Aug 2000, Ian Jacobs wrote:

  3) Change second sentence of checkpoint 1.3 to talk about when 
     checkpoint doesn't apply rather than when it does:
  
     <OLD>
     This checkpoint always applies on systems with a standard 
     keyboard API.
     </OLD>
     
    <NEW>
    This checkpoint does not apply when the operating system does not
    have a standard keyboard API
    </NEW>
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