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

From: Grant Simpson <glsimpso@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 10 Oct 2014 11:38:42 -0400
Cc: Steve Faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>, Sam Ruby <rubys@us.ibm.com>, Paul Cotton <Paul.Cotton@microsoft.com>, Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>, "public-html-admin@w3.org" <public-html-admin@w3.org>
Message-Id: <77E1766E-A7FC-418D-99B7-C02B38DB49CC@gmail.com>
To: Gez Lemon <glemon@paciellogroup.com>
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
> 
> 
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> http://www.paciellogroup.com
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