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WAI_PFWG Agrees to Conditional Support for LC Publication

From: Janina Sajka <janina@rednote.net>
Date: Sun, 22 May 2011 21:39:14 -0400
To: HTML Accessibility Task Force <public-html-a11y@w3.org>, public-html@w3.org, W3C WAI Protocols & Formats <w3c-wai-pf@w3.org>
Cc: Judy Brewer <jbrewer@w3.org>, Michael Cooper <cooper@w3.org>, Philippe Le Hegaret <plh@w3.org>, Sam Ruby <rubys@intertwingly.net>, Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>, Paul Cotton <Paul.Cotton@microsoft.com>, "Michael(tm) Smith (mike@w3.org)" <mike@w3.org>
Message-ID: <20110523013913.GF9866@sonata.rednote.net>
Colleagues:

The WAI Protocols and Formats Working Group (WAI_PFWG) notes that the
HTML Working Group Charter identifies the Protocols and Formats Working
Group as its primary WAI contact "to ensure that [its] deliverables will
satisfy accessibility requirements."

http://www.w3.org/2007/03/HTML-WG-charter.html#coordination
http://www.w3.org/html/wg/#charter

WAI_PFWG is aware of the HTML Working Group's intention to publish a
Last Call imminently as expressed at:

http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-html/2011May/0162.html

As agreed in our regular teleconference logged at:

http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-html/2011May/0162.html

And as confirmed by email, as our common consensus procedure, beginning
at:

http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Member/w3c-wai-pf/2011AprJun/0107.html

WAI_PFWG hereby conveys its approval and agreement to this Last Call
publication subject to the following two conditions, to wit:

1.)	No assertion is to be made that the published documents are
complete as to accessibility features. Rather, it is to be expressly and
prominently noted in an Editorial Note that the published documents are still incomplete with
respect to features that will support accessibility in HTML 5, and that
we continue to work on those features even as this Last Call is
published.

2.)	That all significant issues or features currently in
disagreement be noted by Editorial Notes inline in the HTML Last Call
publications, with additional pointers to ongoing work on those features
as may be mutually agreed between WAI_PFWG and the HTML-WG.  WAI_PFWG
has begun work on this list and will forward it to the HTML-WG in a
timely manner.

Regards,

Janina

PS: I am pleased to note that various email and direct conversations
indicate substantive agreement from HTML with the direction expressed in
this PF position. It is now very important to develop the list of open
issues to be flagged promptly. See additional email on the HTML-A11Y
list for more on this.

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Janina Sajka,	Phone:	+1.443.300.2200
		sip:janina@asterisk.rednote.net

Chair, Open Accessibility	janina@a11y.org	
Linux Foundation		http://a11y.org

Chair, Protocols & Formats
Web Accessibility Initiative	http://www.w3.org/wai/pf
World Wide Web Consortium (W3C)
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