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Re: CfC: Publish three heartbeat drafts as WDs

From: Janina Sajka <janina@rednote.net>
Date: Thu, 23 May 2013 12:54:57 -0400
To: Sam Ruby <rubys@intertwingly.net>, Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>, Paul Cotton <Paul.Cotton@microsoft.com>, "Michael(tm) Smith (mike@w3.org)" <mike@w3.org>, "public-html-admin@w3.org" <public-html-admin@w3.org>
Cc: HTML Accessibility Task Force <public-html-a11y@w3.org>, "team-html-a11y@w3.org" <team-html-a11y@w3.org>, W3C WAI Protocols & Formats <w3c-wai-pf@w3.org>
Message-ID: <20130523165457.GA28021@concerto.rednote.net>
Dear All:

I must oppose publication of this heartbeat as currently constituted.

By agreement in the Plan 2014 negotiations, longdesc was to have been
removed from Sec. 11 of the HTML specification once the HTML-A11Y Task
Force produced its First Public Working Draft of an extension
specification for an HTML Image Description Extension mechanism.

That FPWD was published in March.

A CFC to publish an updated, stabilization draft is currently being
canvased in the TF, and is expected to be elevated to this WG (and to
the PFWG, as agreed) this coming week.

Yet longdesc continues to be listed among Obsolete Attributes which
"authors must not use:"

Is it desired that a bug be filed to this effect?


Paul Cotton writes:
> This is a Call for Consensus (CfC) to publish new revisions of the following documents in accordance with the Working Group heartbeat requirements. We are planning to prepare and publish the drafts during the week of May 27.
> 1. HTML 5.1 - http://htmlwg.org/heartbeat-201305/html/Overview.html 
> 2. HTML Canvas 2D Context, Level 2 - http://htmlwg.org/heartbeat-201305/2dcontext/Overview.html 
> 3. Differences from HTML4 - http://htmlwg.org/heartbeat-201305/diff/Overview.html 
> Silence will be taken to mean there is no objection, but positive responses are encouraged. If there are no objections by Tue May 28 then this CfC resolution will carry.
> Considerations to note:
> - As a Working Draft publication, the document does not need not be complete, to meet all technical requirements, or to have consensus on the contents.
> - Objections may be made on specific documents but not on others. 
> /paulc
> HTML WG co-chair
> Paul Cotton, Microsoft Canada
> 17 Eleanor Drive, Ottawa, Ontario K2E 6A3
> Tel: (425) 705-9596 Fax: (425) 936-7329


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