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WAI UA Telecon for January 25th, 2001

Chair: Jon Gunderson
Date: Thursday, 25 January 2001
Time: 2:00-4:00 pm Eastern Standard Time, USA
Call-in: Longfellow Bridge (+1) (617) 252-1038


Review Action Items


  1. Next User Agent face-to-face meeting in Boston on 1-2 March 2001


  1. Issue 389: Conformance: Hard to test conformance in an objective fashion.
    Source: http://server.rehab.uiuc.edu/ua-issues/issues-linear-lc2.html#389
    Status: I wrote the reviewer with clarifications and asked for comment. No response yet.
    Proposed resolution by IJ: We have reduced some of the conformance requirements as a result of the reviewer's comments. We have worked very hard on this conformance scheme and rejected a number of others. If the reviewer has specific suggestions, we will consider them.
  2. Issue 452: Checkpoint 2.2: Review minimal requirement (three options?)
    Source: http://server.rehab.uiuc.edu/ua-issues/issues-linear-lc2.html#452
  3. Issue 454: Checkpoints 3.6/3.7: Should these be Priority 1?
  4. Issue 455: Guideline 4: Change to "Ensure user control of presentation"?
  5. Issue 456: Editorial: Need to clarify in section 3.2 that we do not mean system APIs
    Source: http://server.rehab.uiuc.edu/ua-issues/issues-linear-lc2.html#456
  6. Issue 457: Checkpoint 5.4: Ambiguity about what exactly required: standard APIs only?
    Source: http://server.rehab.uiuc.edu/ua-issues/issues-linear-lc2.html#457
  7. Issue 458: Do link highlighting requirements apply to all zones of an image map? What is required granularity?
    Source: http://server.rehab.uiuc.edu/ua-issues/issues-linear-lc2.html#458
  8. Issue 443: Checkpoint 1.4: Device indepdent access to pointer (mouse) specific events.
    Source: http://server.rehab.uiuc.edu/ua-issues/issues-linear-lc2.html#443
    Status: The document currently requires emulation of mouse-specific controls by virtue of our requirement that the user must be able to do everything through the mouse.
    a) Do we want to require the UA to repair device-specific bindings specified by the author?
    b) Do we have evidence that the ability to simulate mouse events through the keyboard benefits the user?


Chair: Jon Gunderson

Scribe: Ian Jacobs

RSVP Present:
Harvey Bingham
David Poehlman
Al Gilman
Charles McCathieNevile
Eric Hansen
Tim Lacy
Greg Lowney
Rich Schwerdtfeger

Kitch Barnicle
Jim Allan

Action Item Summary

Open Action Items

  1. IJ: Add these resolutions for issue 324.
    Source: http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/w3c-wai-ua/2001JanMar/0098.html
  2. IJ: Add IJ proposed checkpoint for character set API support for issue 324
    Source: http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/w3c-wai-ua/2001JanMar/0098.html
  3. IJ: Ask Philippe Le Hegaret about read only suport for DOM style module and alert the WG
    Source: http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/w3c-wai-ua/2001JanMar/0098.html
  4. IJ, EH, AG: Propose new definitions forterms in question (equivalence, text element, etc.)
  5. IJ and EH: to review the definition of "presentation" to possibly drop URI-dependencies.
  6. IJ and EH: Work on definition of "animation" that identifies "animated image" as a special case. Also talks about script effects, style sheets effects, markup languages as being able to create animations. (Blinking not part of animations...?)
  7. IJ: Implement "environment conventions" changes per resolution of Issue #450
    Source: http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/w3c-wai-ua/2001JanMar/0105.html
  8. JG: Talk to Al Gilman at the next WAI CG meeting about a joint meeting with UA, PF, and Voice WG (or participants) to discuss accessibility issues.
    Source: http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/w3c-wai-ua/2001JanMar/0083.html
  9. JG: Send screen shots of directional techniques
    Source: http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/w3c-wai-ua/2001JanMar/0083.html
  10. JG: Implementation information for guideline 2
  11. JG: Propose text for the techniques document about synthesized speech implementation issues. Notably UA and AT wanting to use the same synthesizer engine.
  12. JG: Create issue list for things that need to be addressed in the next version of the document
  13. JG: Request input on the resolution of issue 454
    Source: http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/w3c-wai-ua/2001JanMar/0105.html
  14. GR: Review checkpoints in Guideline 10 for implementation information
  15. JA: Review checkpoints in Guideline 4 for implementation information
  16. MQ: Send more details about control of speech parameters for the techniques document based on OpenBook. (deadline open)
  17. KB: Submit technique on providing information on current item and number of items in search

New Action Items

  1. GL: Ask someone from Microsoft whether they will evaluate the guidelines with a product.
    Deadline: one week.
    Source: http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/w3c-wai-ua/2001JanMar/0137.html
  2. IJ: Coordinate usability testing of the guidelines (JRG volunteers to be one of the testers).
    Source: http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/w3c-wai-ua/2001JanMar/0137.html

Completed Action Items

  1. DP: Send information on programmable objects based on security options in IE
    Resolved: http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/w3c-wai-ua/2001JanMar/0134.html
    Source: http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/w3c-wai-ua/2001JanMar/0105.html
  2. AG: Consult Trace Center and reply to UAWG about what the requirement should be for checkpoint 2.6.
    Resolved: http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/w3c-wai-ua/2001JanMar/0135.html
    Source: http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/w3c-wai-ua/2001JanMar/0105.html

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