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Re: Proof of growth of acceptance/implementation - longdesc

From: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>
Date: Tue, 21 Sep 2010 16:47:01 -0700
Cc: Laura Carlson <laura.lee.carlson@gmail.com>, John Foliot <jfoliot@stanford.edu>, Paul Cotton <Paul.Cotton@microsoft.com>, HTML Accessibility Task Force <public-html-a11y@w3.org>
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To: Sam Ruby <rubys@intertwingly.net>

On Sep 21, 2010, at 2:24 PM, Sam Ruby wrote:

> Without consulting with other co-chairs, the same day announcement of a plugin (and therefore with effectively zero deployment to date) is unlikely to change anybody's mind.
> 
> While that is clearly new information, a list of sites that merely "was not presented prior to the decision" is borderline at best.  Issue 30 was raised in 2008 was discussed well before that.  After 2.5+ years, the decision was based primarily on:
> 
> http://www.w3.org/html/wg/wiki/ChangeProposals/longdesc
> http://www.w3.org/2002/09/wbs/40318/issue-30-objection-poll/results
> http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-html/2010Apr/1089.html
> 
> If you do feel you want to include such a list of sites, be prepared to explain why they were not included in the above.
> 
> My recommendation: take your time.  Build your case.  Most of all, do not assume that you will get multiple opportunities to do this.  The intent of a decision is to get the working group to move on.
> 

In addition to Sam's comments, I would like to add that new information, once collected, should be brought to the attention of the full Working Group via a post on public-html.

Regards.
Maciej
Received on Tuesday, 21 September 2010 23:47:34 UTC

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