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19 March 2001 UAAG 1.0 Guidelines and Techniques available

From: Ian Jacobs <ij@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 19 Mar 2001 20:35:02 -0500
Message-ID: <3AB6B3C6.AEE486D5@w3.org>
To: w3c-wai-ua@w3.org

I've published the 19 March 2001 UAAG 1.0 Guidelines [1]
and Techniques [2]. The changes [3] are on the Web and
quoted below as text.

If you have wanted to read the document and didn't read
the 9 March 2001 version, please read the 19 March version
instead (as there is helpful editorial cleanup).

Please review a couple of changes not yet approved:

 - Deleted sentence in 9.1 about pointing device interaction.
 - Checkpoint 4.14 edited as suggested by Al (and in alignment
   with CSS2 property names). 

If all goes well, I think that there will be one more draft
for the WG to review after this one, and then we will be
ready to go to last call. I would like to be in last call by
9 April, which means we should decided by 29 March whether
we are prepared to return to last call.

Thank you for your continued active participation in
getting us to last call! The next 2 teleconferences will
be very important to our efforts.

 - Ian

[1] http://www.w3.org/WAI/UA/WD-UAAG10-20010319/
[2] http://www.w3.org/WAI/UA/WD-UAAG10-TECHS-20010319/
[3] http://www.w3.org/WAI/UA/wai-ua-wd-changes.html#WD-UAAG10-20010319


We're quite near last call now. The following may look
like a long list, but I don't think much WG time will be
required on these topics.

We have proposals for the following topics:

a) Proposal to address conformance through pointing device and
   voice input.

b) Proposal to clarify checkpoint 2.9 

c) Checkpoint 9.1: Delete sentence about pointing device interaction
   [NOTE: I've implemented this one in the 19 March draft since I
    don't expect that it will be controversial.]

d) Checkpoint 2.7: Solution for repair text should not be
   minimal requirement.

e) Checkpoints 3.2/3.7: Toggle placeholders off requirement:

f) Executive summary (proposed by Eric)

We don't have proposals for these topics yet, and I think they
should be dealt with before we go to last call:

g) Al Gilman has suggested that we may have a way to deal with
   SMIL captions for checkpoints 2.5 and 4.5. Al, can you
   say more about what we can expect UAs to recognize w.r.t.

h) Conformance: Refer to my comments with respect to issue 4.13
   about which checkpoints are for content, user interface, or both.

i) Conformance: Eric has suggested (and I agree) that we include an
   example of how one would figure out whether a checkpoint or part of a
   checkpoint should be covered by a claim, and if not what to do.

j) We need to add to the Techniques document for
   the following checkpoints 2.9, 5.6, 9.3, 9.5,
   9.6, 9.7. Additional techniques are welcome as well.



 * General editorial pass to harmonize prose in guidelines with
   checkpoints, etc. I did not do a pass over the glossary this
 * Per comments from Harvey:
      + harmonized use of quotes and the code element. Added more
	instances of the code element.
      + added some information about typographic conventions for
	glossary and references (to the beginning of each of those


 * Clarified last sentence of first para of Abstract per comment from
   Denis Anson


 * Section 1.1: Editorial - Per [52]15 March teleconference, changed
   "support for bad authoring practices" concept to be clearer.
 * Section 1.3 (Known limitations): added single-layer only for
   background image control.


General edits, notably to prose of G1, G3, G5, G9.


 * Old 1.2: Deleted per [53]15 March teleconference.
 * 2.2: Per [54]15 March teleconference, moved text format
   requirements into checkpoint and rewrote Note.
 * 2.3: Editorial clarifications.
 * 3.2 and 3.7: Implemented [55]proposal from Ian to allow viewing
   visual content out of context (as well as in context).
 * 3.3: Added stock-ticker example to Note per [56]issue 384.
 * 4.1: Editorial - added HTML paragraphs as an example in the Note.
 * 4.5: Editorial - clarified in Note that independent control is
   required by this checkpoint.
 * 5.4, 5.5, 5.6: Editorial - attempted to clarify the checkpoints.
 * 9.1: Deleted sentence about pointing device per [57]proposal from
   Ian. Not yet approved.
 * 9.2: Changed from P1 to P2 per [58]15 March teleconference.
 * 9.5: Since this checkpoint is about 4 state variables, fixed Note.
 * 9.6, 10.3: Editorial - shorter sentences.
 * 10.5: Editorial - tried to state clearer what an internal link is.
 * 11.3: Added Note that key means physical key of the keyboard input
 * 12.4: Editorial - Added to note emphasis about integration of
   access features in whole documentation.
 * 4.14, 4.15: Terminology aligned with CSS2 terminology. Also,
   implemented [59]proposal from Al. Not yet approved.


 * In section 3.3 about formats: Changed "there is no restriction" to
   "this specification imposes no restrictions on".


 * Editorial: Changes to "enabled element" based on [60]comments from
   Eric Hansen.
 * Editorial: Changes to "focus" based on [61]comments from Eric

      + Added VIAVOICE

      + 3.3: Added technique about rendering lots of blinking text as
	a block a link away.
      + 7.3: Editorial changes to info about consistency, per Bryan
	Campbell comments.
      + 4.13, 4.15: Added images for ViaVoice GUIs.

Ian Jacobs (jacobs@w3.org)   http://www.w3.org/People/Jacobs
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