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Re: Issues and comments arising from UA evaluations

From: Ian B. Jacobs <ij@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 14 Mar 2002 13:07:21 -0500
Message-ID: <3C90E6D9.6090105@w3.org>
To: Aaron Leventhal <aaronl@netscape.com>
CC: w3c-wai-ua@w3.org
Aaron Leventhal wrote:

> Ian B. Jacobs wrote:
> 
>>   - AT developers may not, in practice, be interested in
>>     implementing the DOM, even though in the past they have


[snip]


> In addition, the W3C DOM does not say anything about user intefaces, 
> unless they are written in markup, which is not always the case. How 
> does the UAAG suggest we expose information about our user interface 
> widgets?


This is covered in checkpoint 6.4:

    1. Provide programmatic read access to user agent
       user interface controls.

The checkpoint goes on to explain our preferred API "cascade",
namely:

  - A W3C Recommendation (if applicable)
  - A publicly documented API for communication with ATs.

Either one will work to satisfy the requirement.

  - Ian

[1] 
http://www.w3.org/TR/2001/CR-UAAG10-20010912/guidelines#tech-ui-access-api



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