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Re: Status on reopening longdesc Issue 30 (was Re: longdesc use cases)

From: Laura Carlson <laura.lee.carlson@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 31 Jan 2011 15:51:09 -0600
Message-ID: <AANLkTi=MBSWuDXKjbCSJ=DYoFGF7AkxJ7ztvG_vPkbHL@mail.gmail.com>
To: Janina Sajka <janina@rednote.net>, "Gregory J. Rosmaita" <oedipus@hicom.net>, Charles McCathieNevile <chaals@opera.com>, HTML Accessibility Task Force <public-html-a11y@w3.org>
Cc: Sam Ruby <rubys@intertwingly.net>, Paul Cotton <Paul.Cotton@microsoft.com>, Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>
Hello Everyone,

I've drafted a Change Proposal for when ISSUE 30 is reopened. It is a
combination of what Gregory and I wrote for the Verbose Descriptor
Requirements doc [1]; what Chaals wrote for his change proposal [2];
and what I have written and complied in the longdesc research page

The Change Proposal to reinstate longdesc is at:

Ideas for improvement would be appreciated.

Janina, do you intend to write the request to have Issue 30 reopened?
If not I can write something simple like Steve wrote to reopen Issue
133, maybe like:


Dear Chairs,

Please consider re-opening issue 30. New information has been gathered
and a change proposal has been developed.

<end draft>


Best Regards,
[1] http://www.w3.org/WAI/PF/HTML/wiki/Verbose_desc_reqs
[2] http://www.w3.org/html/wg/wiki/ChangeProposals/longdesc
[3] http://www.d.umn.edu/~lcarlson/research/ld.html
Laura L. Carlson

On 1/24/11, Laura Carlson <laura.lee.carlson@gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi Janina,
> What is the status on your ACTION-102: - "draft request for
> reconsideration on Issue-30"?
> http://www.w3.org/WAI/PF/HTML/track/actions/102
> It was due January 20. Do you need any help?  If you do please let us know.
> Thanks.
> Best Regards,
> Laura
> On 1/18/11, Laura Carlson <laura.lee.carlson@gmail.com> wrote:
>> Janina and all,
>> In last week's accessibility task force teleconference minutes I noted
>> that you took an action to to draft a request for reconsideration of
>> HTML-ISSUE-30 longdesc. [1]
>> I have added some use cases to the longdesc research page [3] as the
>> Chairs' Decision [2] stated "The strongest argument against inclusion
>> was the lack of use cases that clearly and directly support this
>> specific feature of the language. "
>> If you think it would help the request to reopen the longdesc
>> decision, please feel free to use this use case information.
>> If anyone has ideas for improvement or suggestions for additional use
>> cases, please let me know.
>> Janina, last month I filed [4] bug 11447 on the decision policy
>> regarding the procedure for reopening an issue. It hasn't been
>> resolved yet. A resolution on that bug may help you with your action
>> item [5].
>> Best Regards,
>> Laura
>> [1] http://www.w3.org/2011/01/13-html-a11y-minutes.html#item08
>> [2] http://www.d.umn.edu/~lcarlson/research/ld.html#uclist
>> [3]
>> http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-html/2010Aug/att-0112/issue-30-decision.html
>> [4] http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=11447
>> [5] http://www.w3.org/WAI/PF/HTML/track/actions/102
>> --
>> Laura L. Carlson

Laura L. Carlson
Received on Monday, 31 January 2011 21:51:41 UTC

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