Thread Subject: Re: Definition of auto-updating
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From: Peter Wallack
Date: Wed, Oct 10 2007 11:00 AM
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I don't think the definition is the problem. The fault appears to lie
within 3I, which as currently written simply doesn't allow for a broad
enough range of solutions. How about this:<br>
<i>Moving, blinking, or scrolling information must allow
pausing by the user unless it is part of an activity where timing or
movement is essential. Auto-updating information must allow pausing, or
allow the user to control the frequency of the update, unless it is
part of an activity where timing is essential. Content that is pure
decoration must at least
allow stopping by the user.</i><br>
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Andi Snow-Weaver wrote:
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<pre wrap="">We still are not closed on a definition of "auto-updating". Here is the
object whose appearance is modeling one or more data values, such as a
status monitor, or stock ticker and which is updated autonomously by
The term is used in the Pausing provision. 
TEITAC requested that we define the term. The term came from the WCAG
Pausing provision. WCAG does not define it but relies on additional
material that sufficiently explains it. 
Some have concerns that the draft definition above is too broad because
there is no consideration for the frequency of the update; that is, once a
day is not a problem. Others have countered that even infrequent updates
are a problem if you happen to be reading the page at the time.
Anybody have any recommendations on modifying this definition or should we
refer to the WCAG additional explanatory material? ;
 <a class="moz-txt-link-freetext" href="http://teitac.org/wiki/EWG:Draft_Sept_14#3-I_-_Pausing">http://teitac.org/wiki/EWG:Draft_Sept_14#3-I_-_Pausing</a>
<a class="moz-txt-link-freetext" href="http://www.w3.org/WAI/GL/WCAG20/WD-UNDERSTANDING-WCAG20-20070730/time-limits-pause.html">http://www.w3.org/WAI/GL/WCAG20/WD-UNDERSTANDING-WCAG20-20070730/time-limits-pause.html</a>
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