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Re: clarification of Definitions Survey - pointing device focus

From: Jan Richards <jan.richards@utoronto.ca>
Date: Fri, 16 Apr 2010 10:15:09 -0400
Message-ID: <4BC870ED.1060804@utoronto.ca>
To: jimallan@tsbvi.edu
CC: "'WAI-UA list'" <w3c-wai-ua@w3.org>
Hi Jim,

Sorry for the confusion, the part about multiple pointing foci reminded 
me of Multi-touch computing (I know they are actually different issues). 
While currently, each person has their own single pointer, single focus 
etc., that might not always be the case on every system.

I don't think it's a major problem, just something to keep in mind.


On 15/04/2010 3:27 PM, Jim Allan wrote:
> Jan
> Pointing Device Focus - The screen location where pointer input will occur
> if a viewport is active. There can be multiple pointing device foci, for
> example when using a screen sharing utility there is typically one for the
> user's physical mouse and one for the remote mouse. NOTE: this term is not
> used in the document other than the glossary.
> On the call your comment "This example brings up all sorts of complications
> for the other defns here." Brought a request for clarification. No one could
> see complications for other defns.
> Jim Allan, Accessibility Coordinator&  Webmaster
> Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired
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(Mr) Jan Richards, M.Sc.
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