Breakout Session Notes

Areas to advance within W3C

W3C Workshop on Web Device Independent Authoring
Wednesday 4 October 2000

Plenary discussion

Notes taken by Gregory Rosmaita

accessibility topic discussion
1. UAs should support accessibility features first;
lesson of browser wars--if markup supported, then
authors will use it and other UA developers will also
support them
2. Claus: if can't use device, doesn't matter if content
is accessible
3. UAs will tend towards "as good as they can get"
based on extant content;

Group 4 discussion

Group 2 -- markup discussion
1. CMN: discussed having a state machine or state
model -- would that be useful in factoring out control
logic and navigation, but didn't get anywhere with it
due to time constraints