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Re: Proposal for Checkpoint 5.5 Confirm form submission

From: Ian B. Jacobs <ij@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 05 Jun 2002 17:48:23 -0400
Message-ID: <3CFE8727.6080307@w3.org>
To: Jon Gunderson <jongund@uiuc.edu>
CC: w3c-wai-ua@w3.org

Jon Gunderson wrote:
> There is some sediment to drop "Checkpoint 5.5 Confirm form submission" 
> requirement.
> Proposal: I suggest we add it to the requirements listed under the 
> repair label.  This is useful when there are automatic form submissions 
> and that is really an accessibility authoring problem that this 
> checkpoint is trying to repair.

Beware the slippery slope. All of the checkpoints in Guideline 5
are about making manual some automatic behavior. Indeed, that
is a *very important theme* of UAAG 1.0. We have lots of checkpoints
that amount to making some automatic behavior manual.

I do not recommend making 5.5 (or other checkpoints that
make automatic behavior manual) optional under the "repair"

NOTE: If we pursue the "repair label" idea, there will not be
a perfect solution for which checkpoints are repair checkpoints
and which are not; we will simply end up choosing a set. The choice
will not be completely arbitrary, but will be subjective.

  _ Ian

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