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Re: Editorial: Checkpoint 10.6

From: Jon Gunderson <jongund@ux1.cso.uiuc.edu>
Date: Tue, 18 Jan 2000 09:40:27 -0600
Message-Id: <4.1.20000118093941.00ae9100@staff.uiuc.edu>
To: Ian Jacobs <ij@w3.org>
Cc: User Agent Guidelines Emailing List <w3c-wai-ua@w3.org>
I like the more general checkpoint proposed by Ian and the corresponding note.

At 05:27 PM 1/15/00 -0500, Ian Jacobs wrote:
>Harvey Bingham wrote:
>> Checkpoint 10.6 Allow the user to configure the user agent in named
>> profiles that may be shared on systems with distinct user accounts or
>> shared by the same user portably across systems with the same operating
>> system ?or do we propose such profiles could be made independent of
>> operating system?.
>For clarification, I propose changing the checkpoint to read:
>    Allow the user to configure the user agent through       
>    profiles.
>And then to define profile as follows:
>A "profile" is a named and persistent representation
>of user preferences that may be used to configure a 
>user agent. On systems with distinct user accounts, 
>profiles enable users to reconfigure software quickly
>when they log on. Profiles may be shared with other 
>users. Platform-independent profiles are useful for
>those who work in different environments (with the same
>user agent).
>The current text is:
>      Allow the user to configure the user agent in named
>      profiles that may be shared on systems with distinct
>      user accounts.
>1) I think calling them "named" profiles is unnecessary if
>   having a name is part of the definition (I feel like Eric Hansen
>   here! <grin>).
>2) I find the second half of the requirement confusing. What does
>   is mean to require the user agent to allow sharing? I think
>   it makes more sense if the definition explains the rationale
>   behind profiles.
> - Ian
>Ian Jacobs (jacobs@w3.org)   http://www.w3.org/People/Jacobs
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