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Re: Issue 30 - longdesc

From: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>
Date: Sat, 08 Jan 2011 15:05:05 -0800
Cc: 'Sam Ruby' <rubys@intertwingly.net>, 'HTML Accessibility Task Force' <public-html-a11y@w3.org>, 'Paul Cotton' <Paul.Cotton@microsoft.com>, "'Smith, Michael(tm)'" <mike@w3.org>, 'Philippe Le Hegaret' <plh@w3.org>
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To: John Foliot <jfoliot@stanford.edu>

Hi John,

On Jan 6, 2011, at 7:12 PM, John Foliot wrote:

> Sam Ruby wrote:
>> I don't understand the purpose of these clarification requests.
> Let me be as clear as I can be here Sam. 
> In the Chairs response to Issue 30 you have specifically referred to
> measurable metrics (and more specifically "rapidly", "growth",
> "widespread", "interoperable" and "implementation"), without further
> defining those metrics or how they are measured. The Chairs expect us to
> know what those metrics represent, yet I have repeatedly stated I do not
> understand what they represent. 

We've told you several times in the past that we will measure whether new information is sufficient to reopen the issue based in part on the reactions of WG members to the new information. We can't give you exact quantities because we can't predict what every single WG member will think. So you are not going to get exact numbers.

If you keep asking this question again, don't expect to get a different answer. In fact, posting the same thing over and over without adding information is not in line with our Discussion Guidelines: "t's inappropriate to repeat the same argument over and over without adding new information." <http://www.w3.org/html/wg/wiki/DiscussionGuidelines>.

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