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RE: priority of 5.8

From: Denis Anson <danson@miseri.edu>
Date: Fri, 3 Dec 1999 15:02:18 -0500
To: "Gregory J. Rosmaita" <unagi69@concentric.net>, "User Agent Guidelines Emailing List" <w3c-wai-ua@w3.org>

The P1 standard is that the software will be unusable without the feature or
functionality.  P2 means that it will be difficult to use without the
functionality.  Installation by another person may make the software more
difficult to install and configure, but unless you are residing on a desert
island by yourself, it probably doesn't make it impossible to use.

Denis Anson, MS, OTR
Assistant Professor
College Misericordia
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Dallas, PA 18612

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-----Original Message-----
From: w3c-wai-ua-request@w3.org [mailto:w3c-wai-ua-request@w3.org]On Behalf
Of Gregory J. Rosmaita
Sent: Friday, December 03, 1999 2:40 PM
To: User Agent Guidelines Emailing List
Subject: priority of 5.8

aloha, y'all!

can someone refresh my (obviously failing) memory, and explain to me why
Checkpoint 5.8 is only P2?

here's the checkpoint text:

Follow operating system conventions and accessibility settings. In
particular, follow conventions for user interface design, default keyboard
configuration, product installation, and documentation. [Priority 2]

seems to me that this is a P1 as P1 gets...  if i can't install or
reinstall the software, what good is it?  if i can't get all of the
information that a sighted user can get when i choose the custom
installation, and moving focus from one item to the next in a list box
causes a portion of the screen to update with a description of the items,
their function, and the amount of memory needed to install them, then is
user agent accessible?

no, i ain't, and 5.8 ought to be -- must be -- a Priority 1

He that lives on Hope, dies farting
     -- Benjamin Franklin, Poor Richard's Almanack, 1763
Gregory J. Rosmaita <unagi69@concentric.net>
   WebMaster and Minister of Propaganda, VICUG NYC
Received on Friday, 3 December 1999 14:59:51 UTC

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