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Re: Belated HTML WG last-call comments to User Agent Accessibility Guidelines 1.0

From: Jon Gunderson <jongund@uiuc.edu>
Date: Mon, 21 May 2001 12:18:36 -0500
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To: "Steven Pemberton" <steven.pemberton@cwi.nl>, <w3c-wai-ua@w3.org>

>Checkpoints 6.1 to 6.4 DOM
>As these sections stand it reads as if a UA is *required to* support DOM,
>not "if the document has an API, that API should be/include DOM". We do not
>understand the requirement that forces a UA to include a scripting interface
>if it is to be even level A compliant, but maybe this is just a lack of
>clarity of the text.

JRG: The dom is required for communication of document information to 
Assistive Technologies.

>Guideline 9: Navigation. If you are looking at a frameset, and only one
>frame has a scroll bar, you shouldn't need to have to select that frame in
>order to do a [page down]. So it would be good to have a checkpoint that
>says that if an action is obvious/unambiguous in the context, it should not
>be necessary to have to select the only viewport to which it could apply.
>End of comments
>Best wishes,
>Steven Pemberton

Jon Gunderson, Ph.D., ATP
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Division of Rehabilitation - Education Services
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