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Re: UA ISSUE OF THE WEEK: Table element access

From: Daniel Dardailler <danield@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 12 Jan 1999 09:56:57 +0100
Message-Id: <199901120856.JAA10112@www47.inria.fr>
To: "Charles (Chuck) Oppermann" <chuckop@microsoft.com>
cc: Jon Gunderson <jongund@staff.uiuc.edu>, w3c-wai-ua@w3.org

> If so, why are we telling folks like pwWebSpeak how to implement their
> product?  Isn't it assumed that specialized browsers will take care of their
> specialized audience? 


> I'm my impression that the problem of access to the
> web is with the mainstream browsers that are often times forced on students
> and employees.


> Am I on the right track here, or have I been gone too long and missed too
> much discussion.  Feel free to email me privately if you choose, or publicly
> on the list.

I think you're on the right track as far as where we should be
heading, but you're on the wrong track as far as where you assume the
WG is heading.

In other words, what you believe is the best track as any given point
(which happens to be what I believe is also the right track) is not
necessarily what the WG believes is the best track.

Even before we discuss TABLE navigation issue, we should decide as a
group if we need a more focused charter for this group.

The current charter is being reworked by W3C staff and the chair, so
it might be a good time to act.

The current charter has a broad scope in terms of what kind of User
Agent it considers, and although I think it's important we produce
guidelines for everybody, from voice agent to kiosque, I think it's
even more important that we do mainstream browser first.

Therefore I would suggest we recharter to have 2 deliverables:
mainstream browser guidelines, and any user agent guidelines.

Even Einstein did his Relativity theory in two deliverables :-)
Received on Tuesday, 12 January 1999 03:57:07 UTC

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