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Your comment on WSC-UI

From: Thomas Roessler <tlr@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 8 Apr 2009 17:24:54 +0200
Message-Id: <DCD2F164-2FBA-42CC-827C-14F4A9AF2F6B@w3.org>
To: Anna.Zhuang@nokia.com
Cc: WSC WG public <public-wsc-wg@w3.org>, public-usable-authentication@w3.org
Hi Anna,

thanks for your comment on the WSC-UI last call working draft.  The  
Web Security Context Working Group has started to consider your  
comments.   Some of them seem to be relatively generic, and we're  
wondering whether you could elaborate a bit further.


> *** Term mobile is not mentioned at all - nor the UI and interaction  
> constraints that brings. Generally, the document gives an impression  
> that mibile environment has neither been considered nor being  
> addressed at the time of writing the guidelines. E.g. in cases of  
> error/warning conditions the user has to interact (ok so far, but  
> depends on what you define as error/warning). However, limited real- 
> estate of a mobile device is not considered at all. If the guideline  
> wants to define UI elements (how they should look),  the issue is  
> that UI elements that work for the PC do not necessarily work for  
> the handheld.

The specification was reviewed by participants with mobile expertise  
from Ericsson (not S-E, though) and Opera; we've tried to express  
things generically enough so we don't overconstrain mobile  
implementations.  Are there specific requirements in the document that  
you think are problematic from a mobile perspective?

> *** Many terms in the document don't have any definition at all.  
> Some terms that are unique to this document don't have sufficient  
> explanation of justification for their introduction:

Can you point at specific terms that you had issues with?  We had one  
comment in the past that dealt with terms of art generally known in  
the security community, but perhaps not outside that.

(The points that I haven't taken up here seem reasonably reasonably  
clear, and we'll get back to you later.)

Thomas Roessler, W3C  <tlr@w3.org>

Received on Wednesday, 8 April 2009 15:25:18 UTC

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