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Re: Proposed generalization of selection of alternative equivalents

From: Charles McCathieNevile <charles@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 21 Oct 1999 15:28:15 -0400 (EDT)
To: Ian Jacobs <ij@w3.org>
cc: w3c-wai-ua@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.20.9910211527090.16157-100000@tux.w3.org>
I presume this in fact replaces the three or four different checkpoints that
deal with specific types of alternative content.

I like the idea (although a couple of examples, such as audio tracks, or text
equivalents, would be good)


Charles McCN

On Thu, 21 Oct 1999, Ian Jacobs wrote:

  As per [1], I would like to propose the following generalization of 
  checkpoint 3.8 in [2]:
       3.8 If a technology allows for more than one continuous equivalent 
           tracks (e.g., closed captions, auditory descriptions,
           video of sign language, etc.), allow the user to choose from
  among the 
           tracks. [Priority 1] 
  Proposed new text:
           If more than one alternative equivalent is available for a 
           resource, allow the user to choose from among the 
           alternatives. [Priority 1] 
               For example, if a multimedia presentation has several
               captions available (e.g., in different languages, different
               levels of detail, etc.) allow the user to choose from among
   - Ian
  [1] http://www.w3.org/WAI/UA/1999/10/wai-ua-f2f-199910-minutes.html
  [2] http://www.w3.org/WAI/UA/WAI-USERAGENT-19991005/
  Ian Jacobs (jacobs@w3.org)   http://www.w3.org/People/Jacobs
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