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Re: 16 July draft of UA Guidelines available

From: Jon Gunderson <jongund@staff.uiuc.edu>
Date: Mon, 26 Jul 1999 10:36:38 -0700
Message-Id: <199907261531.KAA00389@staff2.cso.uiuc.edu>
To: David Poehlman <poehlman@clark.net>, Ian Jacobs <ij@w3.org>
Cc: w3c-wai-ua@w3.org
Thanks for your comments.  It is not too late.

At 03:30 PM 7/23/99 -0400, David Poehlman wrote:
>Hi Ian and all!
>I in reading through the techniques document began to become confused
>with some terms when applied to the ua development environment.  the
>terms in question are <nonvisual> and <visual>.
>My confusion stems from the fact that these two terms are not clear
>cut when referring to user agents.  perhaps graphical and non
>graphical would be better terms?  or perhaps assistive and non
>assistive or standard would be better still?  It is quite possible for
>instance for a <nonvisual> person to use a <visual> interface provided
>the <visual> user agent exposed all of its information to assistive
>technology which the individual or user might use in order to access
>it.  Also, <nonvisual> has a negative connotation and is not as
>segratable as it might seem.  For instance, you might have some with a
>need for a <lowvisual> interface that enculcates the same properties
>or many of them as a "<nonvisual> interface.
>I hope this is not too late nor considered to be a mere semantic issue
>because it is important to make meaning clear when working with
>developpers.  If I, a <nonvisual> person who has just enough knowledge
>of what it takes to develop a browser or other ua to be dangerous, is
>confused by this, I imagine others will be as well.  I'll be happy to
>help in making this clearer in any way that I can.
>Ian Jacobs wrote:
>> Hello,
>> The 16 July versions of the User Agent Guidelines [1] and techniques [2]
>> are now available on line as are the list of changes to the guidelines
>> and the techniques [3]. These drafts do not differ significantly from
>> the 9 July drafts.
>> This Interest Group will be invited to review this draft, as we
>> decided at the 14 July teleconf [4].
>> All comments welcome,
>>  - Ian
>> [1] http://www.w3.org/WAI/UA/WAI-USERAGENT-19990716/
>> [2] http://www.w3.org/WAI/UA/WAI-USERAGENT-TECHS-19990716/
>> [3] http://www.w3.org/WAI/UA/wai-ua-wd-changes.html
>> [4] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/w3c-wai-ua/1999JulSep/0018.html
>> --
>> Ian Jacobs (jacobs@w3.org)   http://www.w3.org/People/Jacobs
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