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Re: What's in a name?

From: Leif Halvard Silli <xn--mlform-iua@xn--mlform-iua.no>
Date: Wed, 19 Sep 2012 16:56:42 +0200
To: Sam Ruby <rubys@intertwingly.net>
Cc: Laura Carlson <laura.lee.carlson@gmail.com>, James Craig <jcraig@apple.com>, Cynthia Shelly <cyns@microsoft.com>, David Bolter <david.bolter@gmail.com>, Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>, public-html-a11y@w3.org
Message-ID: <20120919165642623450.594a22b3@xn--mlform-iua.no>
Sam Ruby, Wed, 19 Sep 2012 10:02:30 -0400:

> I will first note that you are not likely to get a straight answer to 
> the first question -- pre-announcing support for features before they 
> are implemented is rarely a successful strategy.

'pre-announcing' ...

  ...
> I will close this email by noting that David Bolter previously 
> participated in this discussion[7], and perhaps the points that he 
> made at that time should be discussed.
> 
> You might be pleased to see that he seems to agree with you that this 
> should not be implemented in ARIA.

> [7] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-html-a11y/2012Mar/0405.html


Thank you for pointing to David's message. Clearly, name change might 
be a better idea than we have admitted.

In that case, a logical 'deal' to consider, could be to make @longdesc 
obsolete but conforming as long as its value would have the same 
meaning/value as "@duck_soup". HTML5 contains similar 'deals' for some 
of the obsolete but conforming feature. [1] And for @maxlength and 
@size it uses back-compatibilty as argument.

[1] 
http://dev.w3.org/html5/spec/obsolete.html#obsolete-but-conforming-features

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