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From: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>
Date: Tue, 20 Dec 2011 11:15:04 -0800
Cc: Judy Brewer <jbrewer@w3.org>, HTML Accessibility Task Force <public-html-a11y@w3.org>, Sam Ruby <rubys@intertwingly.net>, Paul Cotton <Paul.Cotton@microsoft.com>
Message-id: <3BFC4DD6-E065-4421-AA49-ADF89DF0164C@apple.com>
To: Laura Carlson <laura.lee.carlson@gmail.com>

Hi Laura,

As an update:

- The review of the "Keep Longdesc Deprecated" Change Proposal by Jonas Sicking is now posted, so two of the three proposals for this issue have now been reviewed:
    <http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-html/2011Dec/0182.html>

- Work on the review of the final Change Proposal, "Include longdesc in HTML5", continues, but ETA is now likely after the holiday break.

Since the last survey resulted in a disputed decision and ultimately a reopen request, the Chairs want to ensure that all three Change Proposals for this issue are complete and make the best arguments possible, before we proceed to survey. We want to ensure that the decision this time is fully informed.

Regards,
Maciej


On Dec 20, 2011, at 5:00 AM, Laura Carlson wrote:

> Hi Judy,
> 
> Regrets due to work conflict.
> 
>> longdesc survey timing
> 
> Thanks for including this topic on the agenda. The sooner longdesc is
> included in HTML5 the better. The process of reinstating longdesc has
> taken a very along time:
> 
> * On  February 22, I submitted my proposal to reopen HTML-ISSUE-30.  [1]
> 
> * On March 2, 2011, the Chair's reopened HTML-ISSUE-30 [2]
> 
> * On May 16, 2011, my proposal was stabilized and the accessibility task
> force endorsed it.  It has been ready for the HTML working group
> survey since that date. [3]
> 
> * On November 29, 2011, Paul said that the Chairs estimated that they
> would be finished reviewing proposals on Dec 11, 2011. [4]
> 
> * On December 15, 2011, Maciej said, "we've reviewed one of the change
> proposals review of jonas' proposal is almost ready to go we hope the
> final review will be out before the holiday break". [5]
> 
> The issue deserves due process. It deserves to be resolved. It is an
> unnecessary atrocity on authors and users with disabilities for
> longdesc not to be included in HTML5. Please,  no more delays, let's
> have the survey and get longdesc back in the language.
> 
> Thank you.
> 
> Best Regards,
> Laura
> [1] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-html/2011Feb/0362.html
> [2] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-html-a11y/2011Mar/0015.html
> [3] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-html/2011May/0170.html
> [4] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-html-a11y/2011Nov/0227.html
> [5] http://www.w3.org/2011/12/15-html-wg-minutes.html#item11
> 
> --
> Laura L. Carlson
> 
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