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Re: Feedback: Editor's Draft Section 1.5 Security

From: Jan Richards <jan.richards@utoronto.ca>
Date: Thu, 06 Mar 2008 11:38:56 -0500
Message-ID: <47D01E20.3070307@utoronto.ca>
CC: "'WAI-ua'" <w3c-wai-ua@w3.org>

I agree. The example is especially odd because it seems to say a UA 
knows when headphones have been plugged in.


Kelly Ford wrote:
> Current:
> Note also that appropriate user agent behavior with respect to security 
> may depend on the user's context. For instance, hiding typed passwords 
> with asterisks is much less important for someone alone in a room than 
> for someone in a crowded room. Similarly, while unencrypted passwords 
> rendered as synthesized speech should not be broadcast in a crowded 
> room, they may pose no security risk if the user is wearing an earphone.
> Proposed:
> I think this paragraph confuses the bigger point being made by this 
> section.  Does it really need to be in the document?
> Kelly

Jan Richards, M.Sc.
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Adaptive Technology Resource Centre (ATRC)
Faculty of Information Studies
University of Toronto

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