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RE: Issue 454: Raising Priority of Checkpoints 3.6 and 3.7 related to automatic updates or redirects of content

From: Al Gilman <asgilman@iamdigex.net>
Date: Tue, 23 Jan 2001 11:19:51 -0500
Message-Id: <200101231616.LAA357765@smtp1.mail.iamworld.net>
To: "Denis Anson" <danson@miseri.edu>, "Jon Gunderson" <jongund@uiuc.edu>, <w3c-wai-ua@w3.org>
At 08:22 AM 2001-01-23 -0500, Denis Anson wrote:
>It would certainly appear that if a user agent is changing the content is
>some unprompted fashion (presumably time dependent), then the information
>would be inaccessible to a person who requires extra time to absorb the
>information.  Since this makes that content impossible to access, that would
>make these P1 issues.


On the other hand, does the user have the ability to go back after a pushed
change in the content?  It is also possible to argue for P2 on the grounds
extracting the information becomes quite hard, but not flat out impossible.


PS:  I am afraid this issue throws me back into a tailspin about the
interpretation of the priority levels.  This is a case where it is not clear
that the distinctions used in the WCAG are the right sort of policy
for a User Agent guide.

I really think that User Agents SHOULD _all_ provide the user with this
kind of
control.  The only problem I see here is in using language to explain why that
User Agent developers will take as objective and reasonable.

>Denis Anson, MS, OTR/L
>Assistant Professor
>College Misericordia
>301 Lake St.
>Dallas, PA 18636
>-----Original Message-----
>From: w3c-wai-ua-request@w3.org
>Of Jon Gunderson
>Sent: Tuesday, January 23, 2001 7:52 AM
>To: w3c-wai-ua@w3.org
>Subject: Issue 454: Raising Priority of Checkpoints 3.6 and 3.7 related to
>automatic updates or redirects of content
>Importance: High
>I would like the working group to carefully consider raising checkpoint 3.6
>and 3.7 to P1 based on last call issue 454 [1].  It seems that if the user
>agent is automatically changing content and the user cannot control the
>changes the user would not have access to content in some cases.  These
>checkpoints were a P3 requirement in our previous last call and raised to
>P2 last spring.  We now have a request and it seems reasonable to make this
>a P1 requirement.  I would like working group input on this issue.  Please
>send previous rationalizations for the P2 and P3 of the past or your
>support for making this a P1 requirement.
>Jon Gunderson, Ph.D., ATP
>Coordinator of Assistive Communication and Information Technology
>Division of Rehabilitation - Education Services
>College of Applied Life Studies
>University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign
>1207 S. Oak Street, Champaign, IL  61820
>Voice: (217) 244-5870
>Fax: (217) 333-0248
>E-mail: jongund@uiuc.edu
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