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Re: Some new mobile browsers

From: Greg Lowney <gcl-0039@access-research.org>
Date: Thu, 08 May 2014 10:06:36 -0800
Message-ID: <536BC7AC.8010809@access-research.org>
To: Jim Allan <jimallan@tsbvi.edu>, "Richards, Jan" <jrichards@ocadu.ca>
CC: UAWG <w3c-wai-ua@w3.org>
The thing is, we're not interested only in mobile browsers: we can and should look for implementation examples from all types of browsers, and we should be especially cognizant of non-visual user agents and non-browser user agents.

-------- Original Message --------
Subject: Re: Some new mobile browsers
From: Jim Allan <jimallan@tsbvi.edu>
To: Richards, Jan <jrichards@ocadu.ca>
Cc: UAWG <w3c-wai-ua@w3.org>
Date: 5/8/2014 8:30 AM
> Created a Wiki Page for mobile browsers
> https://www.w3.org/WAI/UA/work/wiki/Mobile_accessibility_and_UAAG20 with links to Wikipedia and MAFT browser list
>
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> On Thu, May 8, 2014 at 10:03 AM, Richards, Jan <jrichards@ocadu.ca <mailto:jrichards@ocadu.ca>> wrote:
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>     I can imagine us keeping a list of interesting edge cases, but there is no way to keep an accurate list of browsers.
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>     The place for that might be Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_web_browsers, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mobile_browser) and then we could link to those pages?
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>     -Jan
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>     (MR) JAN RICHARDS
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>     *From:* Greg Lowney [gcl-0039@access-research.org <mailto:gcl-0039@access-research.org>]
>     *Sent:* May-08-14 3:56 AM
>     *To:* Kim Patch; Jeanne Spellman
>     *Cc:* UAWG
>
>     *Subject:* Re: Some new mobile browsers
>
>     We could either refer to the MATF and Wikipedia pages, or import their content into our own. The latter allows us to make our own notes, but we'd have to make an effort to track any new items they add. Or we could refer to them and only duplicate entries for which we want to add our own comments.
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>     If we maintain our own page, should it be on the Wiki or on GitHub? If the latter, should it be a new Repository under Jeanne's account?
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>     -------- Original Message --------
>     Subject: Re: Some new mobile browsers
>     From: Kim Patch <kim@redstartsystems.com> <mailto:kim@redstartsystems.com>
>     To: Jeanne Spellman <jeanne@w3.org> <mailto:jeanne@w3.org>, Greg Lowney <gcl-0039@access-research.org> <mailto:gcl-0039@access-research.org>
>     Cc: UAWG <w3c-wai-ua@w3.org> <mailto:w3c-wai-ua@w3.org>
>     Date: 5/5/2014 10:08 AM
>>     Note that there are lists ofmobile browsers on the MATF Wiki here:
>>     https://www.w3.org/WAI/GL/mobile-a11y-tf/wiki/Mobile_Resources#Browsers
>>
>>     Cheers,
>>     Kim
>>
>>     On 5/5/2014 10:13 AM, Jeanne Spellman wrote:
>>>     This is a great idea, IMO!  We will need this in a few months anyway.
>>>
>>>     jeanne
>>>
>>>     On 5/2/2014 2:33 PM, Greg Lowney wrote:
>>>>     Should we maintain a list of user agents in the Wiki or on GitHub? Many
>>>>     are listed on Wikipedia
>>>>     (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_web_browsers), but most of the
>>>>     recent ones like these, Mercury, Aviator, Escudo, and others we've
>>>>     discussed are not.
>>>>
>>>>     It might be good to have them listed in a table with (at minimum)
>>>>     columns for organization, platform(s), rendering engine, URL, email
>>>>     address, and comments. One could then sort or filter the table using
>>>>     GitHub's tools or a browser extension such as TableTools2, copy and
>>>>     paste it into a spreadsheet, etc.
>>>>
>>>>     -------- Original Message --------
>>>>     Subject: Some new mobile browsers
>>>>     From: Jeanne Spellman <jeanne@w3.org> <mailto:jeanne@w3.org>
>>>>     To: UAWG <w3c-wai-ua@w3.org> <mailto:w3c-wai-ua@w3.org>
>>>>     Date: 5/2/2014 7:12 AM
>>>>>     These new browsers were mentioned in the Mobile Accessibility Task
>>>>>     Force call today, and I thought some of the group would be interested
>>>>>     in checking them out.  The are both for Windows Phone:
>>>>>
>>>>>     Surfy (which has some voicing features)
>>>>>     http://www.windowsphone.com/en-us/store/app/surfy/a5820177-5118-4f34-b8c1-6715289fc321
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>     UC Browser
>>>>>     http://www.windowsphone.com/en-us/store/app/uc-browser/6cda5651-56b9-48b0-8771-91dbc188f873
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>
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