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Re: 9 March 2001 UAAG 1.0 Guidelines and Techniques available

From: jon gunderson <jongund@ux1.cso.uiuc.edu>
Date: Sat, 10 Mar 2001 19:36:23 -0600 (CST)
To: Ian Jacobs <ij@w3.org>
cc: w3c-wai-ua@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.GSO.4.10.10103101936090.9933-100000@staff3.cso.uiuc.edu>
Thanks Ian,
Jon


On Fri, 9 Mar 2001, Ian Jacobs wrote:

> Hello,
> 
> I've published the 9 March UAAG 1.0 Guidelines [1] 
> and Techniques [2]. Changes are online [3] and quoted 
> as text below.
> 
> Please review this draft!
> 
> I *strongly* encourage you to review this draft of the document.
> We have resolved all of our last call issues and I don't 
> anticipate any other major changes to the document 
> (unless your review reveals significant problems).
> 
> The Working Group agree in the next couple of weeks that 
> we are done and wish to advance to last call (after which
> I get to prepare the document for our third last call).
> 
> --------------------------
> Important things to review
> --------------------------
> 
> 1) Please review addition to checkpoint 4.5 about
>    playing audio during fast advance/reverse.
> 
> 2) Please review checkpoints 4.13, 4.14, 4.15. I rely
>    on the expertise of the group to get the wording
>    of these speech requirements right.
> 
> 3) Please review the first 7 checkpoints of Guideline 9;
>    I think they look great!
> 
> 4) Please compare 9.2 and 9.7 and see whether the difference
>    is sufficiently clear.
> 
> 5) Please check out definitions of animation, enabled element,
>    interactive element, and focus.
> 
> 6) Pleae review checkpoint 2.4 (new wording and new alert
>    requirement).
> 
> 7) Check out the new section on how to refer to this document.
> 
> -------------
> What's next?
> -------------
> 
>  * Add executive summary
> 
>  * Address concern about "contradictory" statements of
>    checkpoints 1.1/1.2
> 
>  * Al Gilman may have some suggestions for us about
>    issue 464 [4] (How to account for captions in SMIL).
> 
>  * Now that we have resolved last call issues, I must
>    respond to all last call reviewers to see whether
>    they are satisfied or wish to register objections.
> 
>  * The Techniques document needs to be read!
> 
>  * The implementation report needs to be updated. I predict
>    that we now have requirements for which we have no
>    implementation experience, and we will need to 
>    concentrate on these during Candidate Recommendation
>    (if we need to go to CR).
> 
> ------
> Trivia
> ------
> By the way, for those keeping score at home, this is the
> fifty-fifth (55) draft of the Guidelines. Let's stop (at
> Rec) when we hit 60.
> 
> Cheers,
> 
>  - Ian
> 
> [1] http://www.w3.org/WAI/UA/WD-UAAG10-20010309/
> [2] http://www.w3.org/WAI/UA/WD-UAAG10-TECHS-20010309/
> [3] http://www.w3.org/WAI/UA/wai-ua-wd-changes.html#WD-UAAG10-20010309
> [4] http://server.rehab.uiuc.edu/ua-issues/issues-linear-lc2.html#464
> 
> -- 
> Ian Jacobs (jacobs@w3.org)   http://www.w3.org/People/Jacobs
> Tel:                         +1 831 457-2842
> Cell:                        +1 917 450-8783
> 
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
> CHANGES
> 
> General
> 
> * Editorial: General substitution of "Allow the user to configure
>   the user agent to" to "Allow configuration to"
> * Editorial: Global substitution of "active element" with "enabled
>   element". Introduction of term "Interactive element".
> * Editorial: Some changes based on comments from Aaron Leventhal. In
>   particular, changed "must" to "needs to" in a number of places
>   (e.g., guidelines prose, techniques) to avoid impression that
>   required for conformance.
> 
> Introduction
> 
> * 1.3 (Known limitations): Added a limitation that there is no
>   requirement in this document for all user interface components to
>   be under final user control; this is covered to a large extent in
>   Guideline 5 and also in other software guidelines.
> 
> Guidelines
> 
> * Guideline 4 split into Guidelines 4 and 5. Moved checkpoints about
>   control of UI behavior to new Guideline 5.
> * Guideline 5 split into Guidelines 6 and 7.
> 
> Checkpoints
> 
> * 2.4: Checkpoint wording changed per 1-2 March face-to-face.
>   Added alert requirement as well. Please review. ( issue 460).
> * 2.5: Changed from "allow the user to specify" to "allow the user
>   to configure or control".
> * 3.2: Content type "Animation", not "Image". But leave video as
>   well.
> * 4.4, 4.5, 4.6, 4.7: Changed "video and animations" to "animations
>   (including video and animated images)" per proposal from Ian
>   adopted at 8 March teleconf.
> * 4.5: Important Based on discussion at 1-2 March face-to-face,
>   added the following statement: "The user agent is not required to
>   play synchronized audio during fast advance or reverse of
>   animations (though doing so may help orient the user)."
> * 4.13, 4.14, 4.15: Important These are derived from one single
>   checkpoint per 1-2 March face-to-face resolution. These
>   checkpoints need review! (Didn't do much to move techniques around
>   yet.)
> * 5.1, 5.2, 5.3: Changed per proposal from Ian, adopted at 8
>   March teleconf.
> * 6.5: (Editorial) Selection and focus are no longer part of "UI
>   controls".
> * 9.1, 9.2, 9.3, 9.4, 9.5, 9.6, 9.7: Now form a coherent
>   content-focus navigation model (among viewports and among enabled
>   elements and among history). Changed per proposal from Ian
>   (adopted at 8 March teleconf) in conjunction with resolutions
>   from 1-2 March face-to-face.
> * 9.1: Removed this Note: "Navigation among all viewports implies at
>   least allowing the user to cycle through all viewports."
> * 9.2, 9.7: Based on comments from Aaron Leventhal, attempt at
>   making the differences between these two checkpoints more apparent
>   (note that the first sentence is the same in both, but the other
>   two differ).
> * 9.8: Clarification about where the default search starting point
>   should be (when user has not indicated). Based on resolution from
>   1-2 March face-to-face.
> * 10.7: No longer talks about current viewport; instead viewport
>   with current focus. Changed per proposal from Ian (adopted at
>   8 March teleconf).
> * 11.4: Browser history is not required, so history stage change
>   bindings moved to "if supported" section.
> * 12.2, 12.5: Edits to Notes based on comments from Harvey
>   Bingham.
> 
> Conformance
> 
> * Applicability: Added some comments about event bubbling to third
>   applicability provision.
> * 3.5 Responsibility for Claims: Changed wording from "anyone may
>   make a claim" to "this spec imposes no restrictions about who may
>   make a claim".
> * 3.1 (Content type labels): Made some adjustments based on
>   definition of Animation that includes Video and Animated Images.
>   In particular: Animated images are part of animation, not images.
>   The goal was to have video/image/animation conformance overlap as
>   little as possible. Also adjusted Speech label based on two new
>   speech checkpoints.
> 
> Glossary
> 
> * New term: "Animation" (per 8 March discussion.
> * New term: "Enabled element"
> * New term: "Interactive element"
> * Deleted term: "active element"
> * Deleted term: "current viewport"
> * Per 1-2 March face-to-face, changes to the terms "focus"
>   (content focus and user interface focus), "selection", "point of
>   regard".
> * "Event handlers": Added "An event handler is 'explicitly
>   associated with an element' when the event handler is associated
>   with a particular element through markup or the DOM."
> 
> References
> 
> * New section "How to refer to this document". Distinguishes this
>   version from latest version. Gives sample HTML markup.
> * Added [SMIL20]
> * Fixed some cross-linking bugs between Guidelines and Techniques
>   pointed out by Harvey Bingham.
> 
> Techniques
> 
> * 2.7: Added some examples of "required" conditional content.
> * 3.5: Added technique to configure-content refresh based on CMN
>   example.
> * 4.4, 4.5: Added some techniques for doing this in SMIL 2.0. Added
>   some info about applicability and streaming. Added techniques
>   pointing to digital talking books information.
> * 5.1, 5.2: Some techniques added.
> * 5.5: Suggest warning user that some fee mechanisms may not be
>   "caught" in this configuration. Added per 1-2 March
>   face-to-face resolution.
> * 6.1: Added rationale about advantage of access to source content
>   to ATs (rather than offscreen access).
> * 9.9: Added some comments about where important information is
>   identified from (e.g., specs, metadata).
> * 12.3: Added a technique to document where UA diverges from system
>   conventions.
> 
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