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Re: Draft change proposal on location of alt guidance

From: Laura Carlson <laura.lee.carlson@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 14 Jul 2011 12:14:00 -0500
Message-ID: <CAOavpvehbvGwpCepRK+WqMpQazfcb5qJevaA0DF8r1Nx_hVSYg@mail.gmail.com>
To: Michael Cooper <cooper@w3.org>
Cc: HTML Accessibility Task Force <public-html-a11y@w3.org>
Hi Michael,

> This change proposal would be accompanied by a reopen request for an
> issue. I understand there's a particular format / procedure for that but
> I haven't been able to find documentation or precedent; also I'm not
> clear on which issue is intended to be reopened. Therefore it was not
> clear where, in which wiki, to put the change proposal.

The directory for HTML change proposals at:
http://www.w3.org/html/wg/wiki/ChangeProposals/
You can put your CP there and work on it at that location if you like. Maybe
http://www.w3.org/html/wg/wiki/ChangeProposals/AltTechsLocation
would work.

The Change Proposals index page is:
http://www.w3.org/html/wg/wiki/ChangeProposals

The reopening section of HTML decision policy explains the process and
lists the required materials for reopening an issue.
http://dev.w3.org/html5/decision-policy/decision-policy-v2.html#reopening

alt guidance location was one part of HTML ISSUE-31.
http://www.w3.org/html/wg/wiki/ChangeProposals#ISSUE-31:_missing-alt

The Chairs' initial decision on alt location is at:
http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-html/2011Apr/0453.html

Note that the "Revisiting this Issue" section of the The Chairs'
initial decision says:

QUOTE
This issue can be reopened if new information come up. Examples of
possible relevant new information include:

* Identification of a systemic pattern of problems based on specific
bug reports and their ultimate resolution and identify a solution that
specifically addresses the underlying causes.

* Publication of a new version of WCAG that contains sufficient
concrete examples relevant to HTML5 which would serve as a suitable
reference.
UNQUOTE

So it might be good to address these points in your proposal or
clearly indicate what constitutes new information in your proposal.

Best Regards,
Laura

On 7/14/11, Michael Cooper <cooper@w3.org> wrote:
> I was asked to provide a change proposal about the location of guidance
> on text alternatives.
>
> This change proposal would be accompanied by a reopen request for an
> issue. I understand there's a particular format / procedure for that but
> I haven't been able to find documentation or precedent; also I'm not
> clear on which issue is intended to be reopened. Therefore it was not
> clear where, in which wiki, to put the change proposal.
>
> I am sending an HTML version for review, as an attachment to this
> message. Once I have direction about the above issues, I can put it into
> a wiki so the group can take over maintenance and evolution of this
> change proposal.
>
> Michael
> --
>
> Michael Cooper
> Web Accessibility Specialist
> World Wide Web Consortium, Web Accessibility Initiative
> E-mail cooper@w3.org <mailto:cooper@w3.org>
> Information Page <http://www.w3.org/People/cooper/>

-- 
Laura L. Carlson
Received on Thursday, 14 July 2011 17:14:27 GMT

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