Re: Request for Review and Comment: Confirm Important Information (Issue #33)

This seems to add a lot of burden to expert users on systems. For 
example, when I am doing DB development work (which I'm doing quite  lot 
at the moment) in a system I do not want every transaction I do to be 
confirmed. This would slow down development work and be really frustrating.

Most of these systems will ask to confirm drop or truncate operations 
but will not ask to confirm simple updates or inserts. To be honest if 
they did it would reduce the effect of them asking for confirmations of 
truly catastrophic operations. This meets WCAG today as you can simply 
change or delete the data to undo the operation if required - but it 
would not meet this new standard.


On 5/12/2017 3:07 PM, Bradley Montgomery, Rachael L. wrote:
> Hello,
> We have been working on Issue #33 and after a number of revisions 
> believe we are nearing completion.  We have limited time on the call 
> so I would like to get a sense of where this stands with the broader 
> group.
> Please respond with a +1 if you feel this is ready to go or send 
> suggested changes or concerns to this list.
> Thank you,
> Rachael
>     Purpose
> The purpose of this SC is to provide users with a chance to review the 
> data they input before they complete a transaction.  We feel that 
> validation and other automatic error checking is covered in other SC 
> but that some errors can only be caught by user review. Examples of 
> errors that can’t be caught by a machine include when a user picks 
> Berlin, New Hampshire instead of Berlin, Germany or when the button is 
> hit twice and the final count in a purchase is higher than intended. 
> This SC should codify what is already common practice on most sites by 
> requiring a site present a summary of the information for review 
> before the user commits.
> This SC has gone through a number of iterations as we have compared it 
> with other suggested SC and existing SC.  Feel free to look at the 
> current text on rawGIT 
> <> 
> or the history and discussion 
> <> 
> but I’ve pasted the text below for ease of viewing
>     *SC Title: Confirm Important Information*
> *Level:*A
> Where a user is required to enter data to complete a transaction, a 
> read-only summary of the data is provided so the user can confirm the 
> final information before submission.
> *Note:*Log-ins and single, simple text field transactions are exempt.
> *Proposed New Definition*
> Transaction: An exchange of information between individuals or groups
> **

Regards, James

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