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RE: new wording for Undo

From: Alastair Campbell <acampbell@nomensa.com>
Date: Wed, 19 Jul 2017 23:09:08 +0000
To: lisa.seeman <lisa.seeman@zoho.com>
CC: "W3c-Wai-Gl-Request@W3. Org" <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
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Indeed, the problem is that the term ‘action’ is so wide.

Pick any component on any site, actions could be clicking links, using a slider, tick-box filters. Many of these are trivial things that don’t need undo anyway because you can simply use the control again. E.g. slide a ‘thumb’ on the slider back.

However, that wording catches every possible action and asks you to include undo as a feature. (The exceptions don’t catch the trivial cases, but I can’t see how to term a ‘trivial’ exception?)

Scoping it to data-entry in a process seems manageable, but applying ‘undo’ to everything would require some pretty fundamental re-plumbing of the web & browsers.


From: David MacDonald

There are so many millions of actions performed on the web that I can't imagine a list
​ and a way that we can say something so broad without flinching at what comes back at us​
. I think the bullet

Received on Wednesday, 19 July 2017 23:09:34 UTC

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