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Re: Design Question

From: Charles McCathieNevile <charles@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 24 Jan 2001 10:23:47 -0500 (EST)
To: Kelly Ford <kford@teleport.com>
cc: <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.30.0101240931420.6644-100000@tux.w3.org>

in the User Agent Accessibilty Guidelines there is a specific requirement
that users can explicitly confirm any submissions of information.

In the current (16 January) working draft this is checkpoint 8.8. In the Web
Content Guidelines it says that User Interfaces must be accessible (in
version 1 look at checkpoints 7.3, 8.1, 9.2 - all priority 2) - and this is
an identified problem in the accessibiility of User Interfaces (in particular
of user agents), so it would fail the requirement, in my opinion

This information would be useful as techniques information for both
guidelines. Do you have anything to add about it as a user?


Charles McCN

On Wed, 24 Jan 2001, Kelly Ford wrote:

  Hi All,

  Does anyone know which, if any, of the WAI or 508 guidelines or standards
  would address the following situation.  Suppose you have a web-based e-mail
  system and want to give the user the ability to create folders for e-mail
  sorting.  The page has a link to create a new folder and when selected it
  opens an edit box with the text "new folder" already in the edit box.  The
  user can type something new into this field and as soon as focus is moved
  away from the field changes take effect.

  Under accessibility design guidelines is such acceptable?  Or does a
  specific link or control need to be provided to allow for the folder name
  to be submitted?



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