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Re: Your Bug 24168 on Longdesc Accepted

From: Laura Carlson <laura.lee.carlson@gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 22 Jun 2014 15:57:02 +0000
Message-ID: <CAOavpvdgu56RS7DmxiDrsedOurc838dORukkDvHQVn_PzqHkeQ@mail.gmail.com>
To: Janina Sajka <janina@rednote.net>
Cc: HTML Accessibility Task Force <public-html-a11y@w3.org>
Hi Janina,

Nice to hear from you. I hope you are well.

> On behalf of the HTML-A11Y Task Force facilitators, I want to apologize
> that we failed to follow through properly regarding your recent bug:
>
> https://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=24168
>
> The comment filed on that bug indicated that we had accepted your proposed
> edits to the HTML5 Image Description Extension specification, and that they
> had
> been applied to the latest editors draft.  We had indeed queued edits up.
> However, the changeset did not get applied to the editor's draft available
> online through some error on our part we've not yet identified. We want to
> thank you for pointing this out.

I understand. Those types of things can happen. Thank you for letting me know.

> Also, we may have been insufficiently precise in saying that we had
> accepted
> your proposed change. We do strongly agree that we should use nonperjorative
> and
> nonjudgemental terms in this document. We have replaced "modern" and
> "better" with descriptive language.

Thank you very much.

> However, we do actually want to
> encourage
> authors to use newer markup solutions in addition to longdesc. We believe
> this
> is a stronger statement than asking them to consider these other markup
> approaches.

The normative statement as it stands is still problematic. I'll try to
explain further in the bug and attempt to propose text that will
improve the document.

Thank you.

Kindest regards,
Laura

On 6/20/14, Janina Sajka <janina@rednote.net> wrote:
> Dear Laura:
>
> On behalf of the HTML-A11Y Task Force facilitators, I want to apologize
> that we failed to follow through properly regarding your recent bug:
>
> https://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=24168
>
> The comment filed on that bug indicated that we had accepted your proposed
> edits to the HTML5 Image Description Extension specification, and that they
> had
> been applied to the latest editors draft.  We had indeed queued edits up.
> However, the changeset did not get applied to the editor's draft available
> online through some error on our part we've not yet identified. We want to
> thank you for pointing this out.
>
> Also, we may have been insufficiently precise in saying that we had
> accepted
> your proposed change. We do strongly agree that we should use nonperjorative
> and
> nonjudgemental terms in this document. We have replaced "modern" and
> "better" with descriptive language. However, we do actually want to
> encourage
> authors to use newer markup solutions in addition to longdesc. We believe
> this
> is a stronger statement than asking them to consider these other markup
> approaches.
>
> Because of this error, we will be extending the Call for Consensus in the
> Task Force in order to give everyone the opportunity to review the actual
> document we propose to promote on the recommendation track.
>
> Janina, for the HTML-A11Y Task Force Facilitators
>
>
> --
>
> Janina Sajka,	Phone:	+1.443.300.2200
> 			sip:janina@asterisk.rednote.net
> 		Email:	janina@rednote.net
>
> Linux Foundation Fellow
> Executive Chair, Accessibility Workgroup:	http://a11y.org
>
> The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI)
> Chair,	Protocols & Formats	http://www.w3.org/wai/pf
> 	Indie UI			http://www.w3.org/WAI/IndieUI/
>
>

-- 
Laura L. Carlson
Received on Monday, 23 June 2014 00:34:50 UTC

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