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

From: Janina Sajka <janina@rednote.net>
Date: Fri, 10 Oct 2014 16:11:13 -0400
To: Steve Faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>
Cc: Grant Simpson <glsimpso@gmail.com>, "public-html-admin@w3.org" <public-html-admin@w3.org>
Message-ID: <20141010201113.GB30603@opera.rednote.net>
Steven Faulkner writes:
> >
> > 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.
> 

Steve:

This makes no sense.

What is it you can't explain from the editor's draft that you would be
able to explain to your class from a heartbeat?

Janina

> 
> 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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