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WAI UA Telecon for February 1st, 2001

Chair: Jon Gunderson
Date: Thursday, 1 Febraury 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. All working group meeting coordination
  2. Issue 455: Guideline 4: Change to "Ensure user control of presentation"?
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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?
  7. Definition Issues:
    1. Issue 359: Definition: text content (incompatible with WCAG?)
    2. Issue 358: Definition: Equivalent
    3. Issue 322: The definition of the word element
    4. Issue 321: Equivalency relationships and the wording of checkpoint 2.3


Chair: Jon Gunderson

Scribe: Ian Jacobs

David Poehlman
Harvey Bingham
Jim Allan
Eric Hansen
Al Gilman
Tim Lacy
Rich Schwerdtfeger

Charles McCathieNevile
Kitch Barnicle
Denis Anson
Mickey Quenzer

Action Item Summary

Open Action Items

  1. IJ, EH, AG: Propose new definitions forterms in question (equivalence, text element, etc.)
  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
  3. 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
  4. JG: Implementation information for guideline 2
  5. JG: Propose text for the techniques document about synthesized speech implementation issues. Notably UA and AT wanting to use the same synthesizer engine.
  6. JG: Create issue list for things that need to be addressed in the next version of the document
  7. GL: Ask someone from Microsoft whether they will evaluate the guidelines with a product.
    Deadline: 2/1/2001
    Source: http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/w3c-wai-ua/2001JanMar/0137.html
  8. GR: Review checkpoints in Guideline 10 for implementation information
  9. JA: Review checkpoints in Guideline 4 for implementation information
  10. MQ: Send more details about control of speech parameters for the techniques document based on OpenBook. (deadline open)
  11. KB: Submit technique on providing information on current item and number of items in search

New Action Items

  1. JG: Ping AOL to see if they can attend
    Source: http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/w3c-wai-ua/2001JanMar/0193.html
  2. JG: Request bridge from Judy for 3-4 people
    Source: http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/w3c-wai-ua/2001JanMar/0193.html
  3. IJ: Send email to list asking for input on scope of checkpoint 1.1 including emulation of device specific behaviors
    Source: http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/w3c-wai-ua/2001JanMar/0193.html

Completed Action Items

  1. IJ: Add these resolutions for issue 324.
    Source: http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/w3c-wai-ua/2001JanMar/0098.html
    Resolved: Will be part of next working draft
  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
    Done: http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/w3c-wai-ua/2001JanMar/0088.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
    Done: http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/w3c-wai-ua/2001JanMar/0099.html
  4. IJ and EH: to review the definition of "presentation" to possibly drop URI-dependencies.
    Done: http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/w3c-wai-ua/2001JanMar/0119.html
  5. IJ: Implement "environment conventions" changes per resolution of Issue #450
    Source: http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/w3c-wai-ua/2001JanMar/0105.html
    Done for next draft
  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...?)
    Done: http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/w3c-wai-ua/2001JanMar/0118.html
  7. JG: Request input on the resolution of issue 454
    Source: http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/w3c-wai-ua/2001JanMar/0105.htmlResolved: http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/w3c-wai-ua/2001JanMar/0106.html
  8. JG: Send screen shots of directional techniques
    Source: http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/w3c-wai-ua/2001JanMar/0083.html
    Resolved: http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/w3c-wai-ua/2001JanMar/0192.html

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