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RE: Notice of impending Formal Objection to Issue 30 Decision (@longdesc)

From: John Foliot <jfoliot@stanford.edu>
Date: Thu, 12 Aug 2010 18:55:29 -0700 (PDT)
To: "'Sam Ruby'" <rubys@intertwingly.net>
Cc: "'Maciej Stachowiak'" <mjs@apple.com>, "'HTML Accessibility Task Force'" <public-html-a11y@w3.org>
Message-ID: <031701cb3a8a$97ca5a70$c75f0f50$@edu>
Sam Ruby wrote:
> 
> On 08/12/2010 08:05 PM, John Foliot wrote:
> >
> > 	* use cases that specifically require longdesc, (How many?)
> >
> > 	* evidence that correct usage is growing rapidly and that growth
> > is expected to continue, (How is this to be measured? What is
> 'rapid'? How
> > do we 'prove' future events? Why is 'rapid' a requirement? Is not
> proof of
> > increased correct usage enough?)
> >
> > 	* widespread interoperable implementation. (Definition of
> > widespread? The W3C Criteria of 2 independent interoperable
> > implementations has already been met, so it is unclear how to satisfy
> this
> > further. How do we meet this requirement?)
> >
> 
> The assumption of metrics was something you inferred.
> 
> My suggestion on the way forward is to start with a single step.  Such
> as a widespread implementation.  I've heard second hand that Oracle is
> such a user.  If they could be encouraged to present their use case
> directly, and preferably with samples of web pages (sanitized snapshots
> would be fine if we are talking about intranet applications), then the
> members of the working group can discuss whether the pros and cons of
> that usage.
> 
> - Sam Ruby
Received on Friday, 13 August 2010 01:56:03 UTC

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