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Re: Issue 364: Request to review decision to add plug-ins to checkpoint 3.5

From: Ian Jacobs <ij@w3.org>
Date: Sat, 06 Jan 2001 14:27:34 -0500
Message-ID: <3A5771A6.4843028B@w3.org>
To: Charles McCathieNevile <charles@w3.org>
CC: w3c-wai-ua@w3.org
Charles McCathieNevile wrote:
> 
> Hmmm. I am not sure that all plugins can be removed (like not all browsers
> can be removed from a system). I think the issue is about ensuring that the
> user can disable content of different types, and maybe the way to handle it
> is to write the requirements (which also apply to graphics) in that way.

But are plug-ins content?

Do you have proposed wording?

 _ Ian
 
> Implementation example is iCab, which allows for fairly complex filtering of
> content-types...
> 
> cheers
> 
> Charles McCN
> 
> On Fri, 5 Jan 2001, Ian Jacobs wrote:
> 
>   Hello,
> 
>   At the AOL ftf meeting, we decided for issue 364 [1] to add
>   "plug-in" to checkpoint 3.5. From the 29 Dec draft [2]:
> 
>       3.5 Allow the user to configure the user agent
>       not to execute scripts or applets. In this
>       configuration, provide an option to alert the user
>       when scripts or applets are available.
> 
>   I am not sure about this.
> 
>   As I understand it, a plug-in is a software module that
>   the user has chosen to install as part of the user agent
>   (to provide some specific services).
> 
>   This differs from an applet or a script that is part of
>   author-supplied content.
> 
>   If a plug-in causes accessibility problems,
>   the user can always remove it. I think that checkpoint 3.5
>   is about controlling programmatic content supplied by the
>   author.
> 
>    - Ian
> 
>   [1] http://www.w3.org/WAI/UA/2000/11/minutes-20001116#issue-364
>   [2] http://www.w3.org/WAI/UA/WD-UAAG10-20001229/
> 
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