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Re: From talking to developers...

From: Jon Gunderson <jongund@ux1.cso.uiuc.edu>
Date: Tue, 01 Feb 2000 15:41:14 -0600
Message-Id: <4.1.20000201154028.01c54e50@staff.uiuc.edu>
To: charles@skip.w3.org
Cc: WAI UA group <w3c-wai-ua@w3.org>
Was there any questions reguarding checkpoint 5.5 on timely access?


At 03:15 PM 2/1/00 -0500, charles@skip.w3.org wrote:
>Dear all,
>I have had meetings with some developers this week, most notably from
>Internet Explorer and Real Player. With luck we will have a rough
>conformance evaluation from each of those groups, but there were some
>checkpoints that raised questions, so I am listing those here. (They have
>the same order as in the checklist of the 25 january draft).
>Checkpoint 2.2: For presentations that require user interaction within a
>specified time interval, allow the user to configure the time interval
>Does a pause function satisfy this?
>Checkpoint 3.3: allow the user to turn on and off rendering of video
>In a window-based environment, is it satisfactory to hide the rendering
>window, or does there have to be control over the video rendering
>separately to other parts (e.g. caption track)
>Checkpoint 4.5: Allow the user to slow the rate of audio, video and
>In the case of animations, does this mean a requirement to step through or
>slow the speed as well as being able to turn it off? (My own thought is
>yes - if there is content in an animation it is important to step through
>CHeckpoint 7.2: For user agents that offer a browsing history mechanism,
>when the user returns to a previous viewport restore the point of regard
>in the viewport.
>In a timed presentation does this mean return to the time that the user
>was at (where possible - it wouldn't necessairly work in live streaming
>for example)
>Checkpoint 1.5: Ensure that the uesr interfaces provides information
>through redundant output modes
>This could be worded a bit more clearly.
>Checkpoint 6.2: Conform to W3C specifications when they are appropriate
>for a task
>It is a bit unclear how to verify when the specification is appropriate to
>the task. Is the requirement to conform to the specification, or is it to
>use appropriate W3C specifications for graphics if you render graphics, or
>is it both requirements? (Actually, if it means use W3C specifications
>does it mean exclusively, or does it mean include handlig of those?)
>Checkpoint 10.7: Allow the user to configure the User agent through a
>It is not clear what the minimum satisfaction is - allowing the user to
>configure their name? The window size? at least both of those? Use a local
>CSS stylesheet?
>Checkpoint 8.4: Make available to the user information that will help the
>user decide whether to follow the link.
>Does this mean make available all the information the tool has? Or just
>some of it?
>Checkpoint 10.8: Provide default input configurations for frequently
>performed tasks
>There is by definition a default input configuration. The wording of the
>checkpoint itself (rather than the additional information) should make it
>explicit that what is required is a "simple, obvious, rapid method" to
>activate the functionality.

Jon Gunderson, Ph.D., ATP
Coordinator of Assistive Communication and Information Technology
Chair, W3C WAI User Agent Working Group
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