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Re: CFC re ISSUE-31 Missing Alt

From: Janina Sajka <janina@rednote.net>
Date: Tue, 27 Apr 2010 18:28:10 -0400
To: Laura Carlson <laura.lee.carlson@gmail.com>
Cc: Janina Sajka <janina@rednote.net>, Matt Morgan-May <mattmay@adobe.com>, Dave Singer <singer@apple.com>, Gez Lemon <gez.lemon@gmail.com>, HTML Accessibility Task Force <public-html-a11y@w3.org>
Message-ID: <20100427222810.GE7984@sonata.rednote.net>
Hello, Laura:

I think any decision to postpone should be made by the TF during the
regular weekly teleconference. I would encourage as much completion as
possible on this alternative before then. We will also need someone to
speak on behalf of this request.

Please note the only reason this resolution did not move during last
week's call is that we drew back from constructing the actual words of
the resolution on the fly--during the TF call. There was very strong support for the substance of this resolution on the call, andthe WBS survey itself carried by over 91%. 

My own personal view on this is that the tweaks you are considering probably
don't need additional TF time, and might just as easily be accomplished
in the HTML-WG. But, I am certainly open to the will of the TF  in this
regard.

Janina


Laura Carlson writes:
> Hi Janina,
> 
> I request that the call for consensus for this decision be postponed,
> as there is ongoing discussion [1] especially in regard to Dave's no
> vote and restoring Matt's "missing" attribute to the Change Proposal.
> http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-html-a11y/2010Apr/thread.html#msg284
> 
> WAI CG  said that they would not object to @missing. I would like to
> restore it to the proposal, if it will help things.
> 
> As part of this discussion and in anticipation of  restoring the
> "missing" element to the text alternative Change Proposal [1], I
> worked on incorporating the text in a temporary/duplicate Wiki page
> under my user space so that people can see what the whole thing would
> look like back together. It is at:
> http://www.w3.org/html/wg/wiki/User:Lcarlson/ImgElement
> 
> "Addressing Business Needs" section is the main addition, with tweaks
> that accommodate the new attribute where needed in the impact and
> details section. If everyone can live with this, I will be adding it
> to the real change proposal  [2].
> 
> Anyway, I request due consideration of the matter.
> 
> Thank you.
> 
> Best Regards,
> Laura
> 
> [1] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-html-a11y/2010Apr/thread.html#msg231
> [2] http://www.w3.org/html/wg/wiki/ChangeProposals/ImgElement20090126
> 
> 
> On Tue, Apr 27, 2010 at 2:20 PM, Janina Sajka <janina@rednote.net> wrote:
> > At our regular HTML-A11Y Teleconference on Thursday 22 April:
> > http://www.w3.org/2010/04/22-html-a11y-minutes.html
> >
> > I was requested to draft and circulate resolution language implementing
> > our consensus guidance to the HTML-WG regarding ISSUE-31 "Missing Alt,"
> > as reflected in our WBS at:
> > http://www.w3.org/2002/09/wbs/44061/20040422_text-alt/results
> >
> > This email provides this draft and serves as our Call for Consensus on
> > this question. Please expect a vote on the resolution at our upcoming
> > teleconference on Thursday 29 April.
> >
> > Suggested edits, objections, additional comments, and votes by Task
> > Force members unable to attend the Thursday teleconference may be logged
> > by responding to this message before our Thursday teleconference (at
> > 15:00 UTC).
> >
> > Candidate Resolution
> >
> > RESOLUTION: The HTML-A11Y Task Force supports the change proposal at
> > http://www.w3.org/html/wg/wiki/ChangeProposals/ImgElement20090126to
> > implement WAI Consensus Guidance that a missing text alternative should
> > be an error in conformance checkers. We expect the error text will
> > reference additional guidance on text alternatives in WCAG support
> > materials.
> >
> >
> > --
> >
> > Janina Sajka,   Phone:  +1.443.300.2200
> >                sip:janina@asterisk.rednote.net
> >
> > Chair, Open Accessibility       janina@a11y.org
> > Linux Foundation                http://a11y.org
> >
> > Chair, Protocols & Formats
> > Web Accessibility Initiative    http://www.w3.org/wai/pf
> > World Wide Web Consortium (W3C)
> >
> >
> >
> 
> 
> 
> -- 
> Laura L. Carlson

-- 

Janina Sajka,	Phone:	+1.443.300.2200
		sip:janina@asterisk.rednote.net

Chair, Open Accessibility	janina@a11y.org	
Linux Foundation		http://a11y.org

Chair, Protocols & Formats
Web Accessibility Initiative	http://www.w3.org/wai/pf
World Wide Web Consortium (W3C)
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