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Re: Proposed simplification of checkpoint 8.7

From: Charles McCathieNevile <charles@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 11 Oct 2000 14:00:43 -0400 (EDT)
To: Richard Schwerdtfeger/Austin/IBM <schwer@us.ibm.com>
cc: Ian Jacobs <ij@w3.org>, w3c-wai-ua@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.21.0010111400370.7916-100000@tux.w3.org>
works for me.


On Wed, 11 Oct 2000, Richard Schwerdtfeger/Austin/IBM wrote:

  I agree that your wording is better. In this case less is more.
  Rich Schwerdtfeger
  Senior Technical Staff Member
  IBM Accessibility Center
  Research Division
  EMail/web: schwer@us.ibm.com
  "Two roads diverged in a wood, and I -
  I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.",
  Ian Jacobs <ij@w3.org>@w3.org on 10/11/2000 12:10:27 PM
  Sent by:  w3c-wai-ua-request@w3.org
  To:   w3c-wai-ua@w3.org
  Subject:  Proposed simplification of checkpoint 8.7
  In the 29 September draft  [1], checkpoint 8.7 reads:
    8.7 Provide a mechanism for highlighting and identifying
        (through a standard interface where available) the
        current viewport, selection, and content focus.
  I'd like to propose the following simplification:
    8.7 Provide a mechanism for highlighting the
        current viewport, selection, and content focus.
  Here's why:
  1) I'm not sure what "identification" means. I think it
     means "provide a selection mechanism", which is covered
     by checkpoint 8.6
  2) The new version of 8.7 is only about highlighting through
     the UI. Checkpoints 5.4 and 5.5 cover communication of selection
     and focus information through an API. Checkpoint 5.4 covers
     the "standard interface" requirement.
  Therefore, I think the change simplifies 8.7 and all requirements
  are still covered.
   - Ian
  [1] http://www.w3.org/WAI/UA/WD-UAAG10-20000929
  Ian Jacobs (jacobs@w3.org)   http://www.w3.org/People/Jacobs
  Tel:                         +1 831 457-2842
  Cell:                        +1 917 450-8783

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