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Re: Issue 109: Proposed rewording of Checkpoints 1.1 and 1.6

From: <schwer@us.ibm.com>
Date: Tue, 26 Oct 1999 13:10:43 -0500
To: Ian Jacobs <ij@w3.org>
cc: w3c-wai-ua@w3.org
Message-ID: <85256816.006413E2.00@d54mta08.raleigh.ibm.com>


This is fine, although I have two small modifications to your proposal:

1. I do believe it is necessary to modify the definition of device
independence as I had proposed as we need to refer to standard input and
output devices with links to their glossary definition:

Device Independence: The ability to make use of software via any input or
output device supported by the operating system. These supported devices
consist of standard input and output devices.

User agents should follow system conventions and use standard APIs for
device input and output.

2. In section 1.3 I would modify the note as follows (see <> markers):

Note. What is "standard" for a particular environment will change over
time. Today, for example, the mouse and keyboard are standard <inputs> in a

graphical desktop computer environment.<The display and sound card are are
considered standard ouputs for a graphical desktop computer environment
and thus are supported by a standarzed API.> Tomorrow, voice input and
output may be standard. For a small device, standard input may come
from a pen or keypad, and output through an LCD screen.

Nice work!


Rich Schwerdtfeger
Lead Architect, IBM Special Needs Systems
EMail/web: schwer@us.ibm.com http://www.austin.ibm.com/sns/rich.htm

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I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.",

Ian Jacobs <ij@w3.org> on 10/26/99 10:26:42 AM

To:   Richard Schwerdtfeger/Austin/IBM@IBMUS
cc:   w3c-wai-ua@w3.org
Subject:  Re: Issue 109: Proposed rewording of Checkpoints 1.1 and 1.6

schwer@us.ibm.com wrote:
> Ian,
> What do you think of the rewording on this?
> http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/w3c-wai-ua/1999OctDec/0098.html

Hi Rich,

I tried to incorporate the ideas into yesterday's proposed changes
to GL 1, 2, 11 [2]. Have you seen the proposal yet?

 _ Ian

[2] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/w3c-wai-ua/1999OctDec/0157.html

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