Thread Subject: 3-I Pausing
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From: Andi Snow-Weaver
Date: Wed, Sep 26 2007 7:35 AM
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On 3-I Pausing, our remaining action is to allow hiding for decorative
content. I looked at the latest WCAG 2.0 Pausing provision. They have
merged their Blinking provision, which required stopping blinking content
that lasts more than 3 seconds, with their Pausing provision to better
harmonize with us. They have also addressed the issue of hiding of
decorative content but in a slightly different way than what we were
Current 3-I Pausing provision:
Moving, blinking, scrolling, or auto-updating information must allow
pausing by the user unless it is part of an activity where timing or
movement is essential. Content that is pure decoration must at least allow
stopping by the user.
Here's the new WCAG 2.0 Pausing provision:
2.2.2 Pausing: Moving, blinking, scrolling, or auto-updating information on
a Web page that lasts for more than 3 seconds can be paused or hidden by
the user unless it is part of an [activity where it is essential]. Moving
or blinking content that is pure decoration can be stopped by the user.
WCAG 2.0 also provides a definition of "activity where it is essential" as:
activity where moving, blinking, scrolling, or auto-updating is central to
the design of the activity and removal would fundamentally change the
functionality of the content
Shall we adopt this updated WCAG provision for 3-I Pausing?
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