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RE: Call for Consensus: Publish HTML Image Descriptions as Last Call

From: Paul Cotton <Paul.Cotton@microsoft.com>
Date: Sat, 6 Jul 2013 14:49:07 +0000
To: Charles McCathie Nevile <chaals@yandex-team.ru>
CC: "public-html-a11y@w3.org" <public-html-a11y@w3.org>
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> Sorry, it was done on the 2nd. It is an Editor's draft, but it should be obvious which text will be changed to make it an actual Last Call (I find it a bad practice to publish something as if it were a Last Call when it isn't, given that it is persistent).

Actually in the past we have actually produced non-Editor's drafts for review by the HTML WG.  This ensures that the drafts are stable during the review period.

For example the CR drafts for review were published at http://htmlwg.org/cr/ in Nov 2012.

/paulc

Paul Cotton, Microsoft Canada
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-----Original Message-----
From: Charles McCathie Nevile [mailto:chaals@yandex-team.ru] 
Sent: Saturday, July 06, 2013 10:43 AM
To: Paul Cotton
Cc: public-html-a11y@w3.org
Subject: Re: Call for Consensus: Publish HTML Image Descriptions as Last Call

On Fri, 05 Jul 2013 23:34:49 +0400, Paul Cotton <Paul.Cotton@microsoft.com> wrote:

>> I will publish a new Editor's draft to go with the request, with a 
>> Status of the Document that clarifies the last call period, etc.
>
> Let me know when you have these items done so that the HTML WG Chairs 
> can start a one week CfC in the HTML WG.

Sorry, it was done on the 2nd. It is an Editor's draft, but it should be obvious which text will be changed to make it an actual Last Call (I find it a bad practice to publish something as if it were a Last Call when it isn't, given that it is persistent).

cheers

Chaals

> /paulc
>
> Paul Cotton, Microsoft Canada
> 17 Eleanor Drive, Ottawa, Ontario K2E 6A3
> Tel: (425) 705-9596 Fax: (425) 936-7329
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Charles McCathie Nevile [mailto:chaals@yandex-team.ru]
> Sent: Tuesday, July 02, 2013 3:46 PM
> To: public-html-a11y@w3.org
> Subject: Re: Call for Consensus: Publish HTML Image Descriptions as 
> Last Call
>
> With no dissent, this call passes. We will therefore request the HTML 
> and PF Working Groups to publish a Last Call of HTML Image Description 
> Extension with a 60-day last call period. I will publish a new 
> Editor's draft to go with the request, with a Status of the Document 
> that clarifies the last call period, etc.
>
> Cheers
>
> Chaals
>
> On Mon, 24 Jun 2013 21:16:48 +0400, Charles McCathie Nevile 
> <chaals@yandex-team.ru> wrote:
>
>> Hi,
>>
>> this is a call for consensus on the proposal:
>>
>> THe HTML Accessibility Task Force requests that the HTML and PF 
>> Working Groups jointly publish a Last Call Working Draft of the HTML 
>> Image Description extension, based on the 24 June editor's draft at 
>> https://dvcs.w3.org/hg/html-proposals/raw-file/e2129bb908aa/longdesc1

>> /
>> longdesc.html
>>
>> Silence will be taken as assent, but a positive response is preferred.
>> Please respond to public-html-a11y@w3.org before the call closes at 
>> midnight on Monday 1 July (Hawaii Time zone).
>>
>> Changes since the Second Public Working Draft of June 6 are editorial 
>> in nature. The most significant ones are identified at 
>> https://dvcs.w3.org/hg/html-proposals/raw-file/e2129bb908aa/longdesc1

>> /
>> longdesc.html#changes
>>
>> There is one issue identified in the draft, which is a request for a 
>> better reference for checking accessibility of content. We have 
>> already agreed that if we don't find a more appropriate reference we 
>> will simply close the bug and leave it as is.
>>
>> In addition, in a late comment on the last draft[1] Peter Gruzca 
>> foreshadowed a potential issue of changing the requirement for making 
>> longdesc discoverable from "should" to "must". In my reply[2], I have 
>> requested that if he wishes to formally propose the issue he does so 
>> as a comment on the Last Call (assuming we reach consensus and the 
>> Last Call is published).
>>
>> [1]
>> <http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-html-a11y/2013Jun/0064.ht

>> m
>> l>
>> [2]
>> <http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-html-a11y/2013Jun/0071.ht

>> m
>> l>
>>
>> cheers
>>
>> Chaals
>>
>
>
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