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[Action] Two proposed Guideline splits

From: Ian Jacobs <ij@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 07 Mar 2001 22:14:38 -0500
Message-ID: <3AA6F91E.A443CCBC@w3.org>
To: w3c-wai-ua@w3.org
Hello,

Per my action of the 1-2 March face-to-face meeting [1],
please consider the following Guideline splits. These will
appear in the next draft for review in context.

1) In the 24 Feb 2001 draft:

  Guideline 4. Ensure user control of rendering and viewport
               behavior.

Split into:

  Guideline 4. Ensure user control of rendering.
  Guideline 5. Ensure user control of user interface behavior.

Guideline 5 is the result of the decision to group
checkpoints about user control over UI behavior under
one heading. These (abridged) checkpoints are:

   5.1 Allow configuration so that the current focus does
       not move automatically to viewports that open without
       explicit user request. 

   5.2 For graphical user interfaces, allow configuration 
       so that the viewport with the current focus remains "on
       top" of all other viewports with which it overlaps. 

   5.3 Allow configuration so that viewports only open 
       on explicit user request.

   5.4 Allow configuration so the user is prompted to confirm 
       any form submission not caused by explicit user
       request to activate a form submit control. 
 
   5.5 Allow configuration so the user is prompted to 
       confirm any payment resulting from activation of a 
       fee link.

   5.6 Allow configuration so the user is prompted to 
       confirm any viewport that closes without explicit 
       user request.

QUESTION:

  Should Guideline 4 read: "Ensure user control of rendering and
  styles" since there a style sheet checkpoint as well?

2) In the 24 Feb 2001 draft:

   Guideline 5. Observe operating environment conventions and
                standard interfaces.

This guideline has started to grow large and there's a clear
division of checkpoints into "things for APIs" and "things
related to observing conventions". Therefore I propose splitting
it into:

   Guideline 6. Implement standard application programming
                interfaces.
   (10 checkpoints, all about APIs)

   Guideline 7. Observe operating environment conventions.
   (4 checkpoints)

Note: I don't mind having 12 Guidelines (not as good as 10,
but better than 11... and even dozen!)

 - Ian

[1] http://www.w3.org/WAI/UA/2001/03/ua-minutes
[2] http://www.w3.org/WAI/UA/WD-UAAG10-20010224/
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