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Re: User Agent Last Call Period Extended to 14 May 2001

From: Ian Jacobs <ij@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 21 May 2001 13:46:40 -0400
Message-ID: <3B095480.6669F69A@w3.org>
To: Earl Johnson <Earl.Johnson@sun.com>
CC: eve.maler@sun.com, w3c-wai-ua@w3.org
Earl Johnson wrote:
> 
> Hi Ian,
> 
> > > > Let me know if this is a sufficient answer to your comment.
> > > >
> > > EJ      If the programmatic point came thru clearer... Perhaps reword
> > >         to something like: "This includes not only the visual and
> > >         programmatic requirements that directly refer..."?
> >
> > IJ2: How about instead:
> >
> >  - The API requirements of this document are in Guideline 6.
> >  - Everything else (needs double checking) is not to be
> >    satisfied through an API alone.
> >
> EJ2: You probably only need to add the first point guideline 10 however
> remember that not all platforms offer an Accessibility API so focusing
> on API as opposed to saying programmatic or something more generic (but
> having the same meaning) might be a better approach so UA developers
> don't think no API means I don't have to worry about exposing stuff to
> AT programmatically.

Ah, but the developer *must* implement APIs to conform to
UAAG 1.0. The UAWG is refining a proposal [1] for prioritizing
which APIs must be implemented. This proposal may address some
of your points, but it only ever talks about APIs.

What form does programmatic access take if not through an
API?

 - Ian

[1] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/w3c-wai-ua/2001AprJun/0169.html

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