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WAI UA Telecon for July 24th, 2000

Chair: Jon Gunderson
Date: Monday, 24 July
Time: 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm Eastern Standard Time, USA
Call-in: Longfellow Bridge (+1) (617) 252-1038


Review Action Items




  1. Issue 257: Minimum requirement for checkpoint 10.4: Allow the user to change the input configuration. [Priority 2]
  2. Issue 290: Understanding the phrase "turn on/off"
  3. Issue 287: Proposed clarification to checkpoints 3.3, 3.5, 3.6 (on/off video, blink, etc.) [note: part of issue 290]
  4. Issue 291: Checkpoint 4.16: A Guidelines conflict: All content versus Limited Viewports
  5. Issue 292: Review list of speech synthesizer characteristics (checkpoint 4.11)
  6. PR#293: Is the UA responsible for control of timed presentationscreated by scripts?
  7. PR#295: Repair functionalities required / relationship to conformance to other specs.
  8. PR#296: Proposed to add "control" to checkpoints 4.2 (font family), and 4.3/4.4 (colors).
  9. PR#297: Style v. content and background sounds.
  10. PR#298: Navigation of active elements / some elements inactive at times.
  11. PR#299: Definitive list of important elements for known markup languages?
  12. PR#300: Proposed edits to checkpoints about link information (8.6, 8.7)
  13. PR#301: Clarification about meaning of checkpoint 8.8 (focus / selection)
  14. PR#302: Definition of "recognize" needs review.
  15. PR#303: For those checkpoints which talk about sets of elements, provide definitive set for html?
  16. PR#304: Change percentage back to proportion.
  17. PR#305: What is definition of "stalled"
  18. PR#306: Does requirement for relative position of a viewport include horizontalposition?
  19. PR#307: General advice about implementation of optional features of a specification.
  20. Issue 257: Other minimal requirements part of issue PR#257 (No proposals)
  21. PR#294: Native support and downloadable modules


Chair: Jon Gunderson

Scribe:Ian Jacobs

Kitch Barnicle
Rich Schwerdtfeger
David Poehlman
Gregory Rosmaita

Eric Hansen
Charles McCathieNevile
Jim Allan
Dick Brown
Tim Lacy
Eric Hansen



  1. Issue 298: Checkpoints should only express minimal requirements, not more (where possible). Resoloved.
  2. Issue 257: Minimum requirement for checkpoint 10.4: Allow the user to change the input configuration. [Priority 2]
    Ian will propose a new checkpoint based on:
    1. Do not require the user agent to override standard system input configuration
    2. Must be able to remap functions with keyboard bindings that are available in the default input configuration
    3. In the keyboard case the minimal support is for mapping to a modifier plus single key
    4. May want require the user agent to include in as part of its list of remapable functions the minimum set of functions currently listed in checkpoint 10.5
  3. Pending the definition of the scope of functions outlined by Ian for checkpoint 10.4, Gregory Rosmaita would like to proposed the same set of functions for the minimal requirement for checkpoint 10.5

Open Action Items

  1. IJ: Draft a preliminary executive summary/mini-FAQ for developers. (No deadline.)
  2. IJ: Add to note on checkpoint 8.1 the important cases that this checkpoint must provide information through the user interface
  3. IJ: Update document with resolutions from 7/13/00 telecon
  4. IJ: Check usage of multi-media in document
  5. IJ and EH: Propose definitions for what "presentation" and content means
  6. IJ: Formalize distinctions between "one step" and "one command" defnitions
  7. EH: Send comments on definitions of "primary content" to the list for consideration by the group
  8. GR: Re-examine the orientation checkpoints and see whether they can be clarified to account for control of rendering of audio (and possibly other content) on load.
  9. HB: Review note for checkpoint 8.1

New Action Items

  1. IJ: Better terminology for single key and single key with modifier
  2. IJ: Repropose 10.4 based on today's telecon

Completed Action Items

  1. KB: Propose rewording of checkpoint 2.7

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