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Re: Priorities of Checkpoints 3.6 and 3.7

From: Charles McCathieNevile <charles@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 25 Jan 2001 09:29:00 -0500 (EST)
To: David Poehlman <poehlman1@home.com>
cc: jon gunderson <jongund@ux1.cso.uiuc.edu>, <w3c-wai-ua@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.30.0101250927190.9651-100000@tux.w3.org>
Either way there is a risk of losing something. The proposal is that the user
gets to decide whether they miss out on getting updates every n seconds, as
prpoposed by the author, or whether tey miss out on getting a chance to
actually find out what is in the content, a constraint imposed by their own
system. I use lynx specifically for this purpose - it converts the refresh
into a link that requires user activation rather than making it happen

I think Jon's suggestions here are very sound.

Charles McCN

On Thu, 25 Jan 2001, David Poehlman wrote:

  my problem with tinkering with refreshes still holds.  there is
  content that will be missed if we control the refresh and that which
  will be missed if we do not.  I think this should be kicked around a
  bit with the content people and perhaps pf or a group that sets rules
  for causing the refreshes in the first places?  I think then if you
  are going to require the user agent to interact in this way that you
  must also require that it store the refreshed content and allow it to
  be retrieved as needed.

  ----- Original Message -----
  From: "jon gunderson" <jongund@ux1.cso.uiuc.edu>
  To: <w3c-wai-ua@w3.org>
  Sent: January 24, 2001 9:44 AM
  Subject: Priorities of Checkpoints 3.6 and 3.7

  I think the raltionale for them being P2 is that in the case of
  the author had not intended the page with the redirect to be viewed
  anyway, so that not having access was not considered to be a P1 issue.
  I thin this one does not need to be changed.

  For automatic client side refreshes this probably needs to be changed
  a P1. One techniques is that the stop loading button stops the
  and the user can refresh manually.  We should see if this already
  with current browsers.


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