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Re: STILL Open--48-Hour Consensus Call: Request to reconsider Alt Techniques Location

From: Laura Carlson <laura.lee.carlson@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 22 Feb 2012 07:07:51 -0600
Message-ID: <CAOavpvdOH1iiy7mv2TE3x4hcmuGYNUpj=D8rV=SqjuPamA8KnA@mail.gmail.com>
To: HTML Accessibility Task Force <public-html-a11y@w3.org>, Janina Sajka <janina@rednote.net>, Steve Faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>, Sam Ruby <rubys@intertwingly.net>
Hi Janina,

Sam quoted Steve's Change Proposal:

> "The WCAG WG is more suited to development and vetting of the
> requirements and guidance of alternative text at this level, while
> the product of that development and vetting process can be equally
> available to developers using any specification."

Then Sam wrote:

>> This fourth point starts out by restating portions of the third
>> point.  It then concludes by making a point that is uncontested:
>> nobody is proposing that the WCAG WG stop producing WCAG documents.

So maybe consider restating that to:

"The HTML WG is unsuited to development and vetting of the
requirements and guidance of alternative text at this level," and then
state why.

Sam, what type of rationale would be considered new information on this point?

This might be the elephant in the room that everyone is dancing around.

Best Regards,

On Tue, Feb 21, 2012 at 1:19 PM, Janina Sajka <janina@rednote.net> wrote:
> Colleagues:
> Inasmuch as this 48 hour consensus was called on a Friday afternoon in
> front of a 3-day U.S. holliday weekend, the call is still open. Please
> feel free to respond until end of business Boston Time on Wednesday, 22
> February.
> Original message follows.
> On 16 February last the HTML-A11Y Task Force teleconference meeting
> reached consensus on a resolution requesting reconsideration of one
> aspect of the Issue-31 decision logged at:
> http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-html/2011Apr/0453.html
> RESOLUTION: The HTML-A11Y Task Force supports the Issue-31
> reconsideration proposal at:
> http://www.w3.org/html/wg/wiki/ChangeProposals/movealt with the edits
> regarding WCAG discussed and minuted from today's teleconference
> The TF resolution, together with minutes of the discussion leading up to
> it, is logged at:
> http://www.w3.org/2012/02/16-html-a11y-minutes.html
> As usual, if there is objection to this consensus position, please
> respond by replying to this message.
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Laura L. Carlson
Received on Wednesday, 22 February 2012 13:08:22 UTC

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