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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: Thu, 23 Feb 2012 15:48:24 -0600
Message-ID: <CAOavpvdDjwKdypxSHXhnsCig4aPcpDjRwcVTaj9svtR-jR8XVw@mail.gmail.com>
To: Leif Halvard Silli <xn--mlform-iua@xn--mlform-iua.no>
Cc: Janina Sajka <janina@rednote.net>, HTML Accessibility Task Force <public-html-a11y@w3.org>
Hi Leif,

On Thu, Feb 23, 2012 at 3:30 PM, Leif Halvard Silli
<xn--mlform-iua@xn--mlform-iua.no> wrote:
> Laura Carlson, Thu, 23 Feb 2012 13:09:44 -0600:
>
>>> Let's take a brief review of where we are today--where the existing
>>> approach has lead us:
>>>
>>> * We have no workable mechanism for longer text descriptions. We
>>> * haven't had one for almost a full year now. It doesn't appear
>>> * the WG is about to provide one anytime soon.
>>
>> Actually it has been since 2007. longdesc never was included in HTML5
>> from the start.
>
> With regard to the purpose of the Change Proposal: Unless the intention
> is to create a third version of HTML5 - or at least an extension to
> HTML5, a move of the Alt techniques guideline[s] from HTML5 to another
> place, is not going to impact @longdesc's obsoleted status.

I believe Janina was referring to the whole HTML Decision Process and
reviewing how it has "worked" for the accessibility Task Force.

Best Regards,
Laura

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Laura L. Carlson
Received on Thursday, 23 February 2012 21:48:53 GMT

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