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Re: Call for Consensus on proposed tests for HTML5 Image Description Extension (longdesc)

From: Charles McCathie Nevile <chaals@yandex-team.ru>
Date: Wed, 25 Sep 2013 20:43:55 +0200
To: "John Foliot" <john@foliot.ca>, "'HTML A11Y TF Public'" <public-html-a11y@w3.org>, "Mark Sadecki" <mark@w3.org>
Message-ID: <op.w3zczhdsy3oazb@chaals.local>
On Wed, 25 Sep 2013 18:29:11 +0200, Mark Sadecki <mark@w3.org> wrote:

> Hi John,
>
> On 9/25/13 12:17 PM, John Foliot wrote:
>> Mark Sadecki wrote:
>>>
>>> This is a Call for Consensus to approve the tests currently proposed to
>>> demonstrate support for the longdesc attribute as defined in the HTML5
>>> Image Description specification [1].
>>>
>>
>> Question / Point of Clarification:
>>
>> Are we being surveyed to confirm that we agree with the text code  
>> samples,

The question for each test is

'should we adopt this as an official test of the longdesc spec'.

The only obvious reason I can think of for rejecting a test is that there  
is a bug, so that results of the test don't tell us anything about the  
implementation.

>> or are we also being asked to test and report success/failure?

Not explicitly, but that is actually useful information if you collect  
it...

cheers

Chaals

>> Having gone
>> roughly half-way through the examples, I note that most work, but some  
>> do
>> not (where "work" = visual testing in Firefox only, no screen reader).  
>> Are
>> you looking to collect this feedback as well at this time, or are we  
>> simply
>> reviewing the code samples for "completion"?
>
> This CfC is simply to confirm or deny that the individual tests are  
> sufficiently designed to prove or disprove support for longdesc by user  
> agents.  We will conduct coordinated testing and results gathering once  
> the tests are agreed to be sufficient by the TF.
>
> Best,
>
> Mark
>>
>> Cheers!
>>
>> JF
>>
>>
>
>


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