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ISSUE-31 Missing Alt [Was: Proposed deadlines on HTML issues]

From: Janina Sajka <janina@rednote.net>
Date: Thu, 22 Apr 2010 12:49:45 -0400
To: Laura Carlson <laura.lee.carlson@gmail.com>
Cc: Michael Cooper <cooper@w3.org>, HTML Accessibility Task Force <public-html-a11y@w3.org>
Message-ID: <20100422164945.GF2329@sonata.rednote.net>
Hi, Laura:

Laura Carlson writes:
> Hi Michael,
> 
> > The HTML WG chairs have asked for deadlines by which the HTML Accessibility
> > Task force will provide formal answers of some sort on the following
> > specific issues. The facilitators promised to submit deadlines by 29 April
> > 2010. Please review the proposed deadlines below and let us know any seem
> > problematic.
> 
> > ISSUE-31 missing-alt DEADLINE 29 April
> 
> This is a reasonable date only if:
> 
> 1. the change proposal is accepted as is and
> 2. the group feels no further rationale is needed for the bugs in the
> impact statement. (I have asked for help on this repeatedly.)
> http://www.w3.org/html/wg/wiki/ChangeProposals/ImgElement20090126#Impact

There is strong support for this as a TF consensus on our current WBS:
http://www.w3.org/2002/09/wbs/44061/20040422_text-alt/

And, there was strong support during today's TF teleconference:
http://www.w3.org/2010/04/22-html-a11y-minutes.html

> 
> If revisions are needed, it may take longer.

One revision would be helpful. The WAI Consensus listed aria-labeledby,
but did not explicitly list aria-label. This was identified as an
unfortunate omission during the Birmingham Face to Face, and today's
telecon confirmed that aria-label should be included.

I would regard this as a clarifying editorial change. Can you--would you
be able to make this revision?

The next step is for me to compose a formal resolution and email this
language to the list as a Call for Consensus. Without objections, it
would then move to the HTML-WG as a TF recommendation. So, we may well
make the 29 April deadline. That is still my objective, in any case.

Janina

> 
> Best Regards,
> Laura
> 
> -- 
> Laura L. Carlson

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