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Re: [Clarifications] Content focus, Visual Text

From: Jon Gunderson <jongund@uiuc.edu>
Date: Fri, 26 Jul 2002 12:22:57 -0500
Message-Id: <5.1.0.14.2.20020726122234.02051e30@staff.uiuc.edu>
To: "Ian B. Jacobs" <ij@w3.org>, w3c-wai-ua@w3.org

Ian,
The proposed changes sound fine to me.

Jon


At 12:52 PM 7/26/2002 -0400, Ian B. Jacobs wrote:

>Hello,
>
>Eric Hansen and I just spent some time discussing
>content focus requirements in the 8 July 2002 UAAG 1.0 [1].
>
>I would like to propose the following clarifications,
>for the next draft. Please indicate whether you have
>any objections.
>
>Thank you,
>
>  _ Ian
>
>[1] http://www.w3.org/WAI/UA/WD-UAAG10-20020708/
>
>1) Checkpoint 9.1 starts:
>
>    "1. Provide at least one content focus for each viewport
>    (including frames) where enabled elements are part of the
>    rendered content."
>
>    When a viewport includes no enabled elements (whether
>    a particular piece of content doesn't include enabled
>    elements or the format never allows interactivity),
>    content focus requirements of the following checkpoints
>    don't apply:  1.2, 5.1, 5.2, 5.4, 6.6, 7.1, 9.3,
>    9.4, 9.5, 9.6, 9.7, 10.2, 10.6, 11.5.
>
>    For instance, the content focus highlight requirements
>    of checkpoint 10.2 don't apply when there is no
>    content focus.
>
>    I would like to add a normative exclusion to 9.1
>    that states this.
>
>    Eric and I discussed whether a "ContentFocus" label
>    would be useful, and we concluded it would not, as
>    it would not provide useful information to someone
>    reading a claim. It would only be used to tell someone
>    that a user agent doesn't support interactivity at all
>    for a format, which says more about the format
>    than about the user agent.
>
>2) Checkpoint 5.1 reads:
>
>    "1.  Allow configuration so that if a viewport opens without
>     explicit user request, its content focus does not automatically
>     become the current focus."
>
>    Since a viewport may open that does not have a content focus,
>    this checkpoint should read:
>
>    "1.  Allow configuration so that if a viewport opens without
>     explicit user request, its content focus or user interface
>     does not automatically become the current focus."
>
>3) In checkpoint 11.5, provision 1, the term "focus" should be
>    replaced by "content focus" for clarity. The other parts
>    of the sentence make it clear that content focus is intended.
>
>4) We recently removed the VisualText conformance label
>    since we felt that any user agent that renders text visually
>    has to satisfy checkpoints 3.3, 4.1, 4.2, and 4.3. For
>    user agents that don't, they can invoke applicability.
>
>    Eric and I propose to re-instate the VisualText label (for
>    the above checkpoints) and treat it like the Selection label:
>
>     * If the UA renders text content visually, the user agent
>       must satisfy those checkpoints. This is a little more
>       "transparent" than relying on UA developers to invoke
>       applicability.
>
>     * For audio/speech-only user agents, a developer can
>       opt out of those checkpoints by reference to the label.
>
>    This change does not affect conformance, but I agree with
>    Eric that having an explicit label (required as soon as
>    the UA renders visual text) is probably better than
>    relying on the applicability clause.
>
>Also:
>
>  - I will add a link from the definition of "content focus" to
>    checkpoint 9.1.
>
>  - Eric and I reviewed chapter 3 (Conformance) and have some
>    ideas for simplifying it. These changes will appear in the
>    next draft.
>
>
>--
>Ian Jacobs (ij@w3.org)   http://www.w3.org/People/Jacobs
>Tel:                     +1 718 260-9447

Jon Gunderson, Ph.D., ATP
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