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Re: SVGT 1.2: requirements for pointer selection

From: Chris Lilley <chris@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 30 Jun 2006 20:14:53 +0200
Message-ID: <1873401890.20060630201453@w3.org>
To: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>
Cc: Doug Schepers <doug@schepers.cc>, www-svg@w3c.org

On Thursday, June 29, 2006, 8:48:21 AM, Maciej wrote:

MS> On Jun 27, 2006, at 3:39 PM, Doug Schepers wrote:

>> Hi, Maciej-

>> Thanks for raising this issue. First, let me state that the reason  
>> for this requirement are rooted in accessibility concerns.

MS> What assistive technology depends on the ability to drag-select text
MS> with the pointer?

Eye trackers, head mounted pointers, and other assistive technology for partially sighted or physically disabled users.
MS>  And why don't they seem to mind that not all HTML  
MS> UAs allow this?

They do mind. They have to select a bit of additional text that is outside the link, and then trim it off after they paste it.

 Chris Lilley                    mailto:chris@w3.org
 Interaction Domain Leader
 Co-Chair, W3C SVG Working Group
 W3C Graphics Activity Lead
 Co-Chair, W3C Hypertext CG
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