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Re: 31 July 2001 UAAG 1.0 Guidelines and Techniques available

From: Ian B. Jacobs <ij@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 01 Aug 2001 17:40:37 -0400
Message-ID: <3B687755.C86D7578@w3.org>
To: Jon Gunderson <jongund@uiuc.edu>
CC: w3c-wai-ua@w3.org
Jon Gunderson wrote:
> 
> Ian,
> I am still concerned about the wording used for 10.2 and 10.4.  There is no
> mention of using border styling for highlighting active elements and the
> element with focus, only a reference to rectangles in the note. In my
> proposals [1,2] I wanted to encourage the use of CSS border styling as an
> important option for developer to consider in providing highlighting
> options, even though it would not be required to satisfy the checkpoint.

As I mentioned on the phone today, I agree that borders can be very
useful highlight techniques. I would rather not add any requirements
at this time - I think that there would be requirements if we say that
the range of border styles must be such and such. No reviewers requested
this and it's not a clarification.

Would you be satisfied with borders in the techniques document?
(And links to the CSS spec, for example.)

 - Ian
 
> Jon
> 
> [1] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/w3c-wai-ua/2001JulSep/0145.html
> [2] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/w3c-wai-ua/2001JulSep/0126.html
> 
> At 08:51 AM 7/31/2001 -0400, you wrote:
> >Dear UAWG,
> >
> >I've published the 31 July 2001 versions of the UAAG 1.0
> >Guidelines [1] and Techniques [2]. The list of changes is on the
> >Web [3] and excerpted below.
> >
> >Unless we received additional comments that lead to changes in
> >the document (either from the UAWG or from the SVG WG), this will
> >be pretty much the document that we request be advanced as a
> >Candidate Recommendation. I hope that any changes from now on
> >will be mere clarifications and editorial improvements.
> >
> >To get to Candidate Recommendation we need to:
> >
> >  - Hear back from the SVG Working Group about our responses
> >    to their last call comments [4]. Otherwise, we have no
> >    more open issues [5].
> >
> >  - Prepare an implementation report for the Director, that
> >    shows which requirements of UAAG 1.0 have already been
> >    implemented.
> >
> >I encourage you to review this document. Thank you,
> >
> >  - Ian
> >
> >[1] http://www.w3.org/WAI/UA/WD-UAAG10-20010731/
> >[2] http://www.w3.org/TR/2001/WD-UAAG10-TECHS-20010622/
> >[3] http://www.w3.org/WAI/UA/wai-ua-wd-changes.html#WD-UAAG10-20010731
> >[4] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/w3c-wai-ua/2001JulSep/0116
> >[5] http://server.rehab.uiuc.edu/ua-issues/issues-linear-lc3.html
> >
> >Changes between 14 July and 31 July drafts:
> >
> >General
> >
> >* Editorial changes based on comments from Harvey Bingham.
> >
> >Checkpoints
> >
> >* 2.4: Edited entire checkpoint based on discussion at the 26
> >   July teleconf and discussions with the SVG WG. Pause technique no
> >   longer mandatory, but there are requirements when it is used to
> >   satisfy the checkpoint.
> >* 4.1, 4.9, 4.12, and 9.10: These checkpoints required both
> >   configuration and control. Removed "control" requirement as this
> >   is a subclass of configuration.
> >* 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 10.2, and 10.4: Per 26 July teleconf, edits to
> >   the cascade of which services to use: range first based on what
> >   conventional choice utility offers, otherwise lower level API.
> >* 6.5: Per 19 July teleconf, clarified note that only about
> >   content [the checkpoint already says "content", so this is just
> >   clarification.] Also, move the sentence about what an available
> >   API means from Note to checkpoint (already done for 6.3 and 6.4).
> >* 9.3: Per 19 July teleconf, Added that user agent must (on
> >   configuration) not move focus to another enabled element except on
> >   explicit user request. Fixed note after the checkpoint.
> >* 10.4: Per 19 July teleconf, changed fourth provision to not
> >   require rendering of more specific than smallest encompassing
> >   element.
> >
> >Conformance
> >
> >* Important: For content/For UA feature labels now only used when
> >   it's necessary to disambiguate a checkpoint. This is much easier
> >   as it requires less reading and can be deleted in the obvious
> >   cases or where the labels were confusing. I have also edited some
> >   of the checkpoint text to make sure that it's clear when it's
> >   about content or rendered content.
> >
> >Techniques
> >
> >* 2.4: Some changes based on discussion at the 26 July teleconf
> >   and discussions with the SVG WG.
> >* 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 10.2, and 10.4: Added information about function
> >   calls for these services in Windows based on discussions with Tim
> >   Lacy: ChooseFont, ChooseColor, DrawText.
> >
> >--
> >Ian Jacobs (ij@w3.org)   http://www.w3.org/People/Jacobs
> >Cell:                    +1 917 450-8783
> 
> Jon Gunderson, Ph.D., ATP
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