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Re: implementation report for guideline 1:

From: Ian Jacobs <ij@w3.org>
Date: Sun, 12 Nov 2000 14:04:32 -0500
Message-ID: <3A0EE9C0.DC424A2F@w3.org>
To: jimallan@tsbvi.edu
CC: David Poehlman <david.h.poehlman@verizon.net>, User Agent Working group list <w3c-wai-ua@w3.org>
Jim Allan wrote:
> hi David,
> I have some concerns about 1.1. there are several things that one can do
> with a mouse that are not possible from the keyboard in IE.
> for example: saving a picture on a web page - with a mouse you click on the
> picture then bring up the context menu and a host of commands are
> available--these are not available to a keyboard interface without much
> work. (yes, you can get the url from the source, then go to the specific
> image and save it--tedious at best), another example is controlling an svg
> image--I have played with the adobe svg plug in, many features are available
> with the mouse (resizing, searching for text, etc.). these functions are not
> available via the keyboard because you cannot get to the object on the web
> page (the svg is not an active element.)

Apparently the inability to get to the SVG plug-in from IE is
a known IE bug that has been fixed (according to the Adobe folks
I spoke to).

 _ Ian

> -----Original Message-----
> From: w3c-wai-ua-request@w3.org [mailto:w3c-wai-ua-request@w3.org]On
> Behalf Of David Poehlman
> Sent: Thursday, November 02, 2000 9:18 AM
> To: User Agent Working group list
> Subject: implementation report for guideline 1:
> Here is my best shot at taking on guideline 1.
>    1.1 Ensure that every functionality available through the user
>           interface is also available through every input API that is
>           implemented by the user agent. This checkpoint does not
> require
>           developers to reimplement the input methods associated with
> the
>           keyboard, pointing device, voice, and other input APIs.
>           [Priority 1]
> MicroSoft Internet Explorer5.5 and MicroSoft Office2,000 provide this
> functionality
>    1.2 Use the standard input and output APIs of the operating system.
> Do
>           not bypass the standard output APIs when rendering
> information.
>           [Priority 1]
>           IE5.5
>    1.3 Implement the operating system's standard API for the keyboard
> and
>           ensure that every functionality available through the user
>           interface is available through this API. [Priority 1]
> ie5.5
>    1.4 Ensure that the user can interact with all active elements in a
>           device-independent manner. [Priority 1]
>      ie5.5
>    1.5 Ensure that every message (e.g., prompt, alert, notification,
>           etc.) that is a non-text element and is part of the user
> agent
>           user interface has a text equivalent. [Priority 1]
> ie5.5
> Hands-On Technolog(eye)s
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> mailto:david.h.poehlman@verizon.net
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> ---end sig---

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