Thread Subject: Re: proposed EWG wording changes
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From: Jared Smith
Date: Wed, Aug 15 2007 10:25 AM
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Just a few comments/thoughts:
- In most places, we list the exception first and then the
requirement. For instance, "if it is in a table, the row and column
the object is in, and the headers for the row and column for that
object" would better match the rest of the provisions (plus, I think
it reads a bit easier).
- I think the changes on the User Interface Components provision might
make it unclear that the 2nd and 3rd sentences apply only to user
interface components. Recommended change for 2nd sentence: "States,
properties, and values *of these components* that can be set by the
- The new Pausing provision loses a little meaning. The edit now
suggests that the moving content itself must allow the stopping. Also,
it has been mentioned a few times that the Pausing provision should
allow hiding of decorative content, but this has not yet been
included, or it has been omitted by a decision I'm not aware of.
"A mechanism must be provided to pause moving, blinking, scrolling, or
auto-updating information unless it is part of an activity where
timing or movement is essential. A mechanism must be provided to stop
*or hide* moving content that is pure decoration."
- Under Reading Sequence, change to "... a correct reading sequence
must be programmatically *determinable*..." Programmatic determination
happens when the user accesses it. Authors must only ensure that the
information is programmatically determinable.
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