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UAWG action: review 4.1.1, 4.1.6, and 4.1.7 for redundancy

From: Jim Allan <jimallan@tsbvi.edu>
Date: Wed, 16 Jul 2008 15:01:37 -0500
To: <w3c-wai-ua@w3.org>
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1. Keep 4.1.1 unchanged.
2. Remove 4.1.7 - conventional navigation keys are handled by 1.1
3. Reword 4.1.6 as follows:

4.1.6 Caret Navigation: The user can use the keyboard to navigate to and
select characters in any text in the processed content.

We thought the previous version was overkill in verbiage. After 3 revisions
and discussion we determined the two main concepts contained in the old
version were incremental movement and selection. Though it was hard to see
that. We didn't mention platform conventions, as they are covered in 1.1 and
2.7. The details about caret browsing and selection can be covered in

For reference 
4.1.6 Standard Text Area Conventions: Views that render text support the
standard text area conventions for the platform including, but not
necessarily limited to: character keys, backspace/delete, insert, "arrow"
key navigation (e.g., "caret" browsing), page up/page down, navigate to
start/end, navigate by paragraph, shift-to-select mechanism, etc.

Jan and Jim
Received on Wednesday, 16 July 2008 20:06:46 UTC

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