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Re: Issue 375: Resolved by issue 323?

From: Charles McCathieNevile <charles@w3.org>
Date: Sat, 6 Jan 2001 14:18:26 -0500 (EST)
To: Ian Jacobs <ij@w3.org>
cc: <w3c-wai-ua@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.30.0101061413110.6421-100000@tux.w3.org>
Some further comment. I do not understand why freehand drawing cannot be done
from a keyboard base, using pen and brush tools. The first drawing program I
ever used, which allowed for a selection of several different pens and
brushes, and ran on an Apple II plus which did not have a mouse, worked fine.
The graphics were not what is available on modern systems, but the
functionality of the interface was (except there was no mouse).

To be more specific, this particular program allowed for motion in 8
directions, selection of colours, pen-widths, a few brush patterns, motion in
short or long steps, and probably some other neat features I forget now. And
it had a completely keyboard-based interface.

Charles McCN

On Fri, 5 Jan 2001, Ian Jacobs wrote:


  At the AOL ftf meeting, we encountered a bug in issue numbering
  that caused me to minute that there is no issue 375. In fact,
  there is [1]. However, I believe that we have resolved this issue
  by virtue of our resolution to issue 323 [2]
  about the use of standard accessibility APIs.

   _ Ian

  [1] http://www.w3.org/WAI/UA/2000/11/minutes-20001116#issue-375
  [2] http://server.rehab.uiuc.edu/ua-issues/issues-linear-lc2.html#323

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