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Re: Proposal for checkpoint 7.6 (my action item)

From: Jon Gunderson <jongund@ux1.cso.uiuc.edu>
Date: Wed, 20 Sep 2000 12:05:06 -0500
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To: Charles McCathieNevile <charles@w3.org>
Cc: w3c-wai-ua@w3.org
Responses in JRG:

At 11:31 AM 9/20/2000 -0400, you wrote:
>Proposal and rationale - techniques to follow...
>My proposal is to modify as follows:
>Add a P1 requirement for columnwise navigation of tables.
>  (two different techniques:
>     + provide cell-level focus and vertical movement within tables or
>     + use tablin or similar to change the table axes back and forth )

JRG: Charles I think this is a step backward, the working group already 
decided to delete these types of checkpoints as a part of last call. See 
issue #160:

>add a P2 requirement to be able to navigate a Document tree (parent-child,
>and sibling-sibling, moving each way). This is an extension of 7.6

JRG: We have had this type of checkpoint before too.  The main problem with 
the DOM is that is a programmatic view of the document and there are few 
documents where the human semantic structure of the document is reflected 
in the W3C DOM.  I also don't think most users have a container model for 
navigating a document.

In summary these seem to be rehashes of old proposals the group has already 
gone through and rejected for various reasons.  They also don't clearly 
state the problem to the developer on the problem that is being solved.


Jon Gunderson, Ph.D., ATP
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