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Re: UAAG 1.0: review comments from Adobe Systems

From: Ian Jacobs <ij@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 05 Jan 2001 23:36:42 -0500
Message-ID: <3A56A0DA.AB4BB3D4@w3.org>
To: Dianna Callesen <dcallesen@Adobe.COM>
CC: w3c-wai-ua@w3.org, lguarino@Adobe.COM, rgordon@Adobe.COM, palewis@Adobe.COM, ribrown@Adobe.COM, mbierman@Adobe.COM

The UAWG is processing some of the issues you raised in your
last call review of the User Agent Accessibility Guidelines 1.0 [1].
The Working Group has a question that I have inserted
into your comments below. 

Once the Working Group has addressed all of your issues, 
I will be sending you a summary of our resolutions for your 
review. In the meantime, you can track our progress in our 
issues list [2]. Also, we published a revision of the document on 
29 December 2000 [3] that incorporates WG resolutions thus
far (though not for issues raised by Adobe).

Thank you for your continued support of the guidelines,

 - Ian

[1] http://www.w3.org/TR/2000/WD-UAAG10-20001023/
[2] http://server.rehab.uiuc.edu/ua-issues/issues-linear-lc2.html
[3] http://www.w3.org/WAI/UA/WD-UAAG10-20001229

> Guideline 3.2
> Allow the user to configure the user agent not to render audio, video, or
> animated images except on explicit request from the user. In this
> configuration, provide an option to render a substitute placeholder in
> context for each unrendered source of audio, video, or animated image. When
> placeholders are rendered, allow user to activate each placeholder
> individually and replace it with the original author-supplied content.
> Adobe comment:  In practice this requirement would be extremely difficult
> to meet. With the prevalence of scripting and the evolution of design
> techniques that intentionally separate the user interface from the
> underlying functionality of web content applications, there are increasing
> instances where implementing Guideline 3.2 would be impossible. Adobe
> strongly urges the working group to reconsider this guideline or
> alternatively demote its priority ranking.

IJ: Can you please indicate why this would be difficult or impossible?
Technical details will help us understand the issues. 
Thank you,

 - Ian

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