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Re: CFC re ISSUE-31 Missing Alt

From: Laura Carlson <laura.lee.carlson@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 27 Apr 2010 19:03:31 -0500
Message-ID: <m2q1c8dbcaa1004271703hff5bb709pa0fe99fd1d95753c@mail.gmail.com>
To: Janina Sajka <janina@rednote.net>, Matt Morgan-May <mattmay@adobe.com>
Cc: Dave Singer <singer@apple.com>, Gez Lemon <gez.lemon@gmail.com>, HTML Accessibility Task Force <public-html-a11y@w3.org>
Hi Janina,

> 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.

Matt, is the text okay in:
http://www.w3.org/html/wg/wiki/User:Lcarlson/ImgElement

Should anything be changed?

> We will also need someone to speak on behalf of this request.

As you know, I have to work during the task force weekly
teleconference time, and can not attend the weekly meetings.

Matt, can you speak on behalf of the missing attribute and crowdsourcing idea?

> 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.

Consensus should not be rushed.  Sometimes, it requires more time to
allow for the creative interplay of ideas. During these times,
patience is more advantageous than urgent or aggressive behavior.

> There was very strong support
> for the substance of this resolution on the call, andthe WBS survey itself
> carried by over 91%.

I am please that there is strong support, but the closer we can come
to consensus the better.  Any concerns that are raised, should be
acknowledged and resolved if possible. Matt's voice on the subject
might just address Dave's concern and maybe some of Ian's too. I don't
know.

I'd like to strive to take into account everyone's concerns and try to
resolve them before any decision is made if possible. Most
importantly, I'd like to encourage an environment in which everyone is
respected and all contributions are valued. People feel respected when
everyone listens, when their ideas are taken seriously. Respect for
concerns promotes the kind of environment necessary for developing
consensus. Through consensus, we are not only working to achieve
better solutions, but also to promote the growth of community and
trust.

> 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.

If adding the missing attribute as an option is just a tweak and
everyone can live with it, I will replace the text in:
http://www.w3.org/html/wg/wiki/ChangeProposals/ImgElement20090126
with
http://www.w3.org/html/wg/wiki/User:Lcarlson/ImgElement

Laura
-- 
Laura L. Carlson

"If war is the violent resolution of conflict, then peace is not the
absence of conflict,
but rather, the ability to resolve conflict without violence." -- C.T. Butler
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