Thread Subject: Re: Platform issues - Provision
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From: Hoffman, Allen
Date: Wed, Jun 27 2007 10:55 AM
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I must have missed this great provision! Way to go all.
I think this one addresses all my "remote access" concerns nicely.
Per better language for C, I don't have a clue how that would be done,
mind is working. I think it is a "nice to have", but not a "have to
have" item. it is very disconcerting and for some maybe even more
disconcerting/debilitating to have multiple keyboard and operation
structures for multiple platofmrs onscreen at the same time, but mostly
it isn't a show stopper in my experience.
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Subject: Re: [teitac-websoftware] Platform issues - Provision
Here's where we have ended up on the platform issue.
We have Peter's proposal for a provision (slightly reworded by me):
<beginning of provision>
Software that is both a 'platform', and an 'application' running on
another platform shall:
* a. expose the underlying platform's color, contrast, and other
individual display settings to applications running within its platform,
so that these applications can meet <reference Display Attributes
* b. define, expose, and translate accessibility service information
between applications running within its platform and the underlying
platform - so that those applications can meet <reference AT
Interoperability provision .
* c. mediate any keyboard control and navigation between the
applications and the underlying platform, to provide for a consistent
navigation mechanism between user interface elements inside the
application and those outside of it.
<end of provision>
We're still looking for suggestions on better wording for item c.
Anybody have any ideas?
The issue is the ability to navigate into and out of an application
using the keyboard. How about this?
c. provide a consistent mechanism for moving the keyboard focus into and
out of an application
Please also see my next post on definitions related to platform issues.
 Display Attributes: Applications shall utilize user selected
contrast and color selections and other individual display attributes
when the availability of those selections are developed and documented
according to industry standards.
--- Note that we have an in process action item to reword this to
resolve the testability issues with "other individual display
attributes" and "documented according to industry standards".
 AT Interoperability:
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