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Re: request a heartbeat publication of HTML5: Techniques for providing useful text alternatives

From: Steve Faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 10 Oct 2014 17:42:30 +0100
Message-ID: <CA+ri+VnUO+mvhza3ABKNrRn_D6rYcaFV4NSgii+QWggz8Gkajg@mail.gmail.com>
To: Grant Simpson <glsimpso@gmail.com>, "public-html-admin@w3.org" <public-html-admin@w3.org>
>
> It would be extremely helpful to have a heartbeat draft. In my class, I
> integrate accessible techniques throughout the curriculum and when it comes
> to discussing text alternatives in HTML, I have been at a bit of a loss as
> to how to explain the current state of the art.


Note the latest version of the document is available here:
http://w3c.github.io/alt-techniques/

Also if you want a stable draft link, the bulk of the material is also
available in the HTML5 PR spec
http://www.w3.org/TR/html/embedded-content-0.html#alt

--

Regards

SteveF
HTML 5.1 <http://www.w3.org/html/wg/drafts/html/master/>

On 10 October 2014 16:38, Grant Simpson <glsimpso@gmail.com> wrote:

> It would be extremely helpful to have a heartbeat draft. In my class, I
> integrate accessible techniques throughout the curriculum and when it comes
> to discussing text alternatives in HTML, I have been at a bit of a loss as
> to how to explain the current state of the art.
>
> TL;DR: +1.
>
> On Oct 10, 2014, at 11:31, Gez Lemon <glemon@paciellogroup.com> wrote:
>
> > +1
> >
> > Regards,
> >
> > Gez
> >
> > On 10 October 2014 13:01, Steve Faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>
> wrote:
> >> Dear Chairs.
> >>
> >> In regards to:
> >> HTML5: Techniques for providing useful text alternatives
> >> http://w3c.github.io/alt-techniques/
> >>
> >> As It is unclear when  the document will be published as a note and what
> >> direction the planned changes will take I consider it a reasonable
> request
> >> that  a heartbeat draft be published by the HTML WG  before the new
> >> editor(s) start work on the document. In its current form the document
> >> accurately reflects the related advice on provision of text alternatives
> >> contained in the HTML5 PR specification [1]. The current HTML5:
> Techniques
> >> for providing useful text alternatives WD
> >> http://www.w3.org/TR/html-alt-techniques/ is 2 years old and is largely
> >> obsolete. I consider it an important of the review process to be able to
> >> have a stable up to date snapshot of the document in its current form
> >> available for myself and others who intend to contribute feedback as the
> >> document changes.
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >> [1] http://www.w3.org/TR/html/embedded-content-0.html#alt
> >>
> >> --
> >>
> >> Regards
> >>
> >> SteveF
> >> HTML 5.1
> >
> >
> >
> > --
> > _____________________________
> > Senior Accessibility Consultant - TPG
> > http://www.paciellogroup.com
> >
>
>
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