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Re: PF section of CfP

From: Jon Gunderson <jongund@uiuc.edu>
Date: Mon, 08 Dec 1997 14:10:45 -0600
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To: Al Gilman <asgilman@access.digex.net>, w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
JRG:: comments are near the end
At 08:33 AM 12/8/97 -0500, you wrote:
>to follow up on what Daniel Dardailler said:
>> > to follow up on what Jon Gunderson said:
>> > 
>> > > I think the UI group needs to deal with object oriented issues
>> > > in solutions to problems, but I am not sure that objects are an
>> > > accessibility problem in themselves.
>> > 
>> > ASG::
>> > Agreed.  You can view all the good behavior and all the bad
>> > behavior from an OO perspective.  The question is more like this:
>> > 
>> > Will the WAI-PF charter say, or will it not say, that we will try
>> > to characterize the difference between well-behaved user
>> > interfaces and ill-behaved user interfaces by describing object
>> > classes?  It's not really a contract.  But it is a statement of
>> > a shared working hypothesis.
>> fine.
>Jon, What do you think we should do about the question in what I
>said above?
>-- Al
JRG:: The WWW clearly is moving toward an object oriented view point with
CSS and DOM.  I don't know alot about XML, but I bet it is object oriented
or will be developedd from an OO perspective.  So from that stand point I
am not sure we cannot talk about our work without talking about OO issues.
 I think this is more true of the PF group, since the PF group will be
dealing with the underlying formats.  I am not sure as yet how the current
use of OO technology on the WWW will affect the WAI-UI group.  Do you have
any specific examples of how something current being described in any of
the WAI would change with your suggestion?

From most authors and user prespectives the OO will be transparent.  

Jon Gunderson, Ph.D., ATP
Coordinator of Assistive Communication and Information Technology
Division of Rehabilitation - Education Services
University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign
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