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RE: Proposed requirements for checkpoint 6.4 (Response Required)

From: Hansen, Eric <ehansen@ets.org>
Date: Wed, 31 Jul 2002 15:50:32 -0400
To: "'Jon Gunderson'" <jongund@uiuc.edu>, w3c-wai-ua@w3.org
Message-id: <B49B36B1086DD41187DC000077893CFB03F76293@rosnt46.ets.org>

I think that this is a good improvement.

The only thing that seems a slightly vague concerns the last note:

> Note(2): The user agent should also provide access to 
> information about 
> each graphical object, such as its role, a text description and other 
> useful information in describing the state and content of the object.

But maybe that is about the very best that can be done at this time.

I am supportive of the change.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jon Gunderson [mailto:jongund@uiuc.edu]
> Sent: Wednesday, July 31, 2002 3:40 PM
> To: w3c-wai-ua@w3.org
> Subject: Proposed requirements for checkpoint 6.4 (Response Required)
> 
> 
> 
> Ian and I have been discussing the lack of requirements in Checkpoint 
> 6.4.  This kind of sticks out in a document that has specific 
> requirements 
> for almost all of the other checkpoints.  The checkpoint 
> point would have a 
> total of 3 required provisions (2 more than now) and 2 optional 
> provisions.  The changes were based on information gathered from AT 
> developers and the working group.
> 
> Please RESPOND as soon as possible to this e-mail on whether 
> you agree or 
> disagree with the changes.
> 
> I would like to proposed the following change to checkpoint 6.4:
> 
> Checkpoint 6.4 Programmatic access to information about 
> rendered content.. 
> (P1)
> 
> Provision 1: Make available bounding dimensions and location 
> of rendered 
> graphical objects
> 
> Provision 2: Provide access to the following information 
> about each piece 
> of rendered text:
> a. font-family
> b. font-weight (e.g. bold)
> c. font-style (e.g. italic)
> d. font-size
> e. text decorations (e.g. underline, strike through)
> g. foreground color
> h. background color
> 
> Provision 3: As part of satisfying the provisions of this checkpoint, 
> implement at least one API according to the API cascade described in 
> provision two of checkpoint 6.3.
> 
> Note(1): The API used to provide access to visually rendered 
> information 
> should provide access to both structured information and pixel-level 
> information. User agents should also provide information about the 
> correspondence (in both directions) between locations in content and 
> related locations in the rendering structure."
> 
> Note(2): The user agent should also provide access to 
> information about 
> each graphical object, such as its role, a text description and other 
> useful information in describing the state and content of the object.
> 
> 
> 
> 
> 
> Jon Gunderson, Ph.D., ATP
> Coordinator of Assistive Communication and Information Technology
> Division of Rehabilitation - Education Services
> MC-574
> College of Applied Life Studies
> University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign
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> 
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> 
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> 
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> 
> 



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