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[CSS21] WAI Issue 2: Editorial Change Requested to aural.html#propdef-cue [DRAFT]

From: Gregory J. Rosmaita <oedipus@hicom.net>
Date: Tue, 11 Dec 2007 03:03:50 +0000
To: wai-xtech@w3.org, wai-liaison@w3.org
Message-Id: <20071211030258.M56931@hicom.net>

[Reviewer's Note: this post refers to the Candidate Recommendation draft 
of CSS 2.1,
http://www.w3.org/TR/2007/CR-CSS21-20070719
comments upon which are due by 20 December 2007]

Currently, the CSS2.1 Last Call draft's Appendix A, states:

<q
cite="http://www.w3.org/TR/CSS21/aural.html#propdef-cue">
If a user agent cannot render an auditory icon (e.g., the user's 
environment does not permit it), we recommend that it produce an 
alternative cue.
</q>

This is insufficient from the point of view of those who benefit 
from aural styling; this definition should contain even more 
robust verbiage than is contained in Section 19 of CSS2:

<q
cite="http://www.w3.org/TR/css2/aural.html#cue-props">
If a user agent cannot render an auditory icon (e.g., the user's 
environment does not permit it), we recommend that it produce an 
alternative cue (e.g., popping up a warning, emitting a warning 
sound, etc.)
</q>

We propose that the extant text in the CSS2.1 working draft be 
amended as follows:

<q source="PFWG">
If a user agent cannot render an auditory icon (e.g., the user's 
environment does not permit it or the user does not have access 
to a device with a sound card), we recommend that it produce an 
alternative cue (e.g., emitting a warning sound using the 
device's internal speaker or generating an accessible warning in 
accordance with the users' pre-configured operating system 
settings (for example, if "Show Sounds" or the equivalent is 
enabled at the Operating System (OS) level, use the designated 
alternative mechanism to provide an accessible warning).
</q>




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