Re: User Agent Teleconference for December 7 2006

Charles McCathieNevile wrote:
> On Thu, 07 Dec 2006 22:31:13 +0530, Jim Allan <> wrote:
>> 11.1 Current user input configuration (P1)
>> no problems. Requirement 1. Provide information to the user about current
>> user preferences for input configurations.
>> These are not current user preferences, they are the default UA input
>> configurations. If the user overrides the bindings as per 11.3, I 
>> think 11.1 requires that the changes be noted in the documentation and 
>> the user
>> interface (menus, etc.).
>> Do others have the same understanding?
> I do.
>> 11.2 Current author input configuration (P2)
>> ok. The user can find the author-specified input configurations.
>> Should the user be able to override (change) these input 
>> configurations in the UA, or should that be the function of AT?
> Should definitely b possible in the UA. AT used in combination with a UA 
> is just a more complex multi-part UA, but even an ordinary browser 
> should enable this.
>> For those who do not use AT, but have a need to change the input
>> configurations, I lean towards having the UA provide a mechanism for
>> changing the author-specified input configurations. Currently, we have no
>> guidelines, checkpoints, etc. pertaining to changing the author-specified
>> input configurations...should we?
> Doesn't 11.3 cover both author- and UA-defined bindings?

My reading is that it just covers the UA bindings ("Conformance detail: 
For user agent features"). Guideline 11 could do with some clarification.

>> 11.4 Single-key access (P2)
>> ok.
>> update -  Example Technique 1. Offer a single-key mode where, once the 
>> user has entered into that mode (e.g., by pressing a single key), most of
>> the keys of the keyboard are configurable for single-key operation of 
>> the user agent. Allow the user to exit that mode by pressing a single 
>> key as
>> well.
>> For example, Opera [OPERA] includes a mode in which users can access
>> important user agent functionalities with single strokes from the numeric
>> keypad.
>> change "numeric keypad" to "keyboard"
> Actually I suggest the following more accurate text:
> Opera [OPERA] makes all keys on the keyboard available to activate a 
> function or combination of functions as a single keypress, which can be 
> configured by the user as desired. Modes which require the user to use 
> the keyboard for some other function (entering text, or activating 
> accesskeys) can be entered or exited through a single (configurable) 
> keypress.
> cheers
> Chaals
> --  Charles McCathieNevile, Opera Software: Standards Group
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Jan Richards, M.Sc.
User Interface Design Specialist
Adaptive Technology Resource Centre (ATRC)
Faculty of Information Studies
University of Toronto

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Received on Monday, 11 December 2006 13:45:06 UTC