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

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