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Re: Update of proposed platform definition for user agents

From: Peter Korn <peter.korn@oracle.com>
Date: Fri, 08 Jul 2011 08:58:26 -0700
Message-ID: <4E172922.3060504@oracle.com>
To: "Richards, Jan" <jrichards@ocad.ca>
CC: UAWG list <w3c-wai-ua@w3.org>

 From an accessibility point of view, the notion of a UNIX platform must 
take into consideration the graphical desktop involved.  MacOS is always 
the Mach UNIX kernel + the Macintosh desktop and graphical environment.  
With "UNIX" or "Linux", such needs to be specified.  So in your example 
enumeration below, I suggest changing "Linux" to "GNOME desktop on Linux".


On 7/8/2011 4:48 AM, Richards, Jan wrote:
> Platform:
> The software environment within which the user agent operates. Platforms provide a consistent operational environment on top of lower level software platforms or hardware. For web-based user agent user interfaces, the most relevant platform will be another user agent (e.g. browser). For non-web-based user interfaces, the range of platforms includes, but may not be limited to, desktop operating systems (e.g. Linux, MacOS, Windows, etc.), mobile operating systems (e.g. Android, Blackberry, iOS, Windows Phone, etc.), and cross-OS environments (e.g. Java), etc.
> Note 1: Many platforms mediate communication between applications operating on the platform and assistive technology via a platform accessibility service.
> Note 2: Accessibility guidelines for developers exist for many platforms.

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