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RE: CfC: to publish HTML 5.1 specification as a First Public Working Draft (FPWD)

From: David MacDonald <david100@sympatico.ca>
Date: Fri, 7 Dec 2012 10:02:02 -0500
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To: "'Paul Cotton'" <Paul.Cotton@microsoft.com>, "'Steve Faulkner'" <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>
CC: <public-html-admin@w3.org>
I would say that the FPWD will get a lot of attention and whether we like it
or not, people will take very seriously what we appear to recommend
regarding ALT. Therefore, I would like to see this section have to same
level of rigorousness as the rest of the document which it currently does
not have. Therefore, I think it's better spun out to an extension spec.

 

Is there anyone on the HTML5 working group who thinks this advice represents
current best practices? It's not consistent with WCAG which I think
represents a huge problem for WCAG, HTML, and the unity of W3C documents.

 

Cheers

David MacDonald

 

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From: Paul Cotton [mailto:Paul.Cotton@microsoft.com] 
Sent: December-07-12 9:19 AM
To: Steve Faulkner
Cc: public-html-admin@w3.org
Subject: RE: CfC: to publish HTML 5.1 specification as a First Public
Working Draft (FPWD)

 

What is your rationale for wanting these changes done BEFORE the first FPWD
of HTML 5.1?  Why can't these "splits" be done after the FPWD?

 

/paulc

HTML WG co-chair

 

Paul Cotton, Microsoft Canada

17 Eleanor Drive, Ottawa, Ontario K2E 6A3

Tel: (425) 705-9596 Fax: (425) 936-7329

 

From: Steve Faulkner [mailto:faulkner.steve@gmail.com] 
Sent: Friday, December 07, 2012 5:57 AM
To: Paul Cotton
Cc: public-html-admin@w3.org
Subject: Re: CfC: to publish HTML 5.1 specification as a First Public
Working Draft (FPWD)

 

html a11y task force chair hat off:

I request the following be considered by the working group before
publication:

a)  the author conformance requirements in section '4.8.1.1 Requirements for
providing text to act as an alternative for images' [1] be separated out and
go through the process of  publication as an extension spec.

b) the generator-unable-to-provide-required-alt attribute [2]  be separated
out and go through the process of  publication as an extension spec.

c) the hgroup element be separated out and go through the process of
publication as an extension spec.

[1] http://www.w3.org/html/wg/drafts/html/FPWD51/embedded-content-0.html#alt
[2]
http://www.w3.org/html/wg/drafts/html/FPWD51/embedded-content-0.html#attr-im
g-generator-unable-to-provide-required-alt
[3]
http://www.w3.org/html/wg/drafts/html/FPWD51/sections.html#the-hgroup-elemen
t

On 6 December 2012 20:17, Paul Cotton <Paul.Cotton@microsoft.com> wrote:

This is a Call for Consensus (CfC) to publish as a First Public Working
Draft (FPWD) the following HTML 5.1 document:

 

http://www.w3.org/html/wg/drafts/html/FPWD51/Overview.html

 

Silence will be taken to mean there is no objection, but positive responses
are encouraged. If there are no objections by Thursday Dec 13, this
resolution will carry.

 

Considerations to note:

 

- As a First Public Working Draft, this publication will trigger patent
policy review.

 

- 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.

 

/paulc

HTML WG co-chair

 

Paul Cotton, Microsoft Canada

17 Eleanor Drive, Ottawa, Ontario K2E 6A3

Tel: (425) 705-9596 <tel:%28425%29%20705-9596>  Fax: (425) 936-7329
<tel:%28425%29%20936-7329> 

 




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