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Re: CfC: to publish "HTML5 Image Description Extension" specification as a First Public Working Draft (FPWD)

From: Charles McCathie Nevile <chaals@yandex-team.ru>
Date: Thu, 21 Feb 2013 11:10:25 +0100
To: "Paul Cotton" <Paul.Cotton@microsoft.com>, "Silvia Pfeiffer" <silviapfeiffer1@gmail.com>
Cc: "public-html-admin@w3.org" <public-html-admin@w3.org>
Message-ID: <op.wsuo7nw4y3oazb@v3-150-78.yandex.net>
I support publication of this under the revised CfC with the correct  
reference.

Silvia, I have forwarded the rest of your mail to the HTML-a11y-TF (where  
technical discussion should take place) along with some (personal opinion)  
responses - <http://www.w3.org/mid/op.wstti91xy3oazb@v3-150-78.yandex.net>

cheers

Chaals

On Wed, 20 Feb 2013 01:04:49 +0100, Silvia Pfeiffer  
<silviapfeiffer1@gmail.com> wrote:

> The below are my personal opinions.
>
> I assume the implication of accepting this CFC is that "longdesc on img  
> elements" will be removed from the section that states that it is  
> non-conforming [1].
>
> I'm supportive of this CFC under the following conditions:
>
> 1. I'd like to make sure that "longdesc on iframe elements" remains  
> non-conforming.
>
> 2. I'd also like to make sure we come up with a more generic means of  
> linking to external long descriptions for any replaced element, not just  
> images. In the long >term I'd like to see such a feature and I'd like to  
> see that feature replace @longdesc on images, too. I'm therefore  
> suggesting that for HTML5.1 @longdesc on img >is added to the list of  
> obsolete but conforming features [2] with a statement that it is there  
> for legacy reasons and will be replaced by a new aria-* attribute.
>
> I'm saying aria-* because if it is an accessibility-only attribute, it  
> should be in the aria namespace. Proponents that argue that it's not  
> just for accessibility should >use <a> instead.
>
> Regards,
> Silvia.
>
> [1] http://www.w3.org/TR/html5/single-page.html#non-conforming-features
> [2]  
> http://www.w3.org/TR/html5/single-page.html#obsolete-but-conforming-features
>
>
> On Wed, Feb 20, 2013 at 6:53 AM, 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 “HTML5 Image Description Extension”  
>> specification:
>>
>>
>>        https://dvcs.w3.org/hg/html-proposals/raw-file/b63325998cc1/longdesc1/longdesc.html
>>
>>
>> Silence will be taken to mean there is no objection, but positive  
>> responses are encouraged. If there are no objections by Tuesday Feb 26,  
>> 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 Fax: (425) 936-7329
>>
>>
>



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