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Re: WD#177: User control of current focus change and notification.

From: David Poehlman <poehlman@clark.net>
Date: Thu, 20 Jan 2000 09:41:02 -0500
Message-ID: <38871E7E.DBA4F430@clark.net>
To: Jon Gunderson <jongund@ux1.cso.uiuc.edu>
CC: "Gregory J. Rosmaita" <unagi69@concentric.net>, w3c-wai-ua@w3.org
adding system messages to checkpoint 4.15 is good.

Jon Gunderson wrote:
> Response in JRG:
> At 07:46 AM 1/20/00 -0500, David Poehlman wrote:
> >I'd like to see what Ian comes up with for 1.5 which I know is about
> >redundancy, but this important implication must not be missed and also
> >I'd like possibly to see checkpoint 4.15 have wording that includes
> >system messages.  I don't see anything here that would indicate that
> >system messages are covered because they may not have anything to do
> >with "view port" unless specifically stated in the checkpoint.
> >
> JRG: Ian is making a proposal to add system messages to Checkpoint 4.15.
> Checkpoint 5.2 states that AT must have read/write access to user interface
> controls, so system messages should be accessible to AT.
> >This is why when the issue of system messages came up gregory and I
> >felt that it was important to note.  I'll tell it this way.  I think
> >of a view port change as when you are following a link or have
> >submitted a form and something happens.  In the case of system
> >messages such as a security question or download complete or do you
> >want to install this now message comes up, this is done possibly after
> >a delay and you are doing something else during the time before it
> >happens.  As long as it is well documented and developpers can
> >understand that system messages that cause or currently cause a change
> >of focus need to be configurable not to do that, I am happy.
> JRG: I think part of Gregory's current action item is to explain the
> problem and possible solutions to the pop up windows issue.
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