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Re: [DRAFT] Heartbeat poll

From: Sam Ruby <rubys@intertwingly.net>
Date: Fri, 31 Jul 2009 21:58:45 -0400
Message-ID: <4A73A155.4010603@intertwingly.net>
To: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>
CC: John Foliot <jfoliot@stanford.edu>, "'HTML WG'" <public-html@w3.org>, "'Manu Sporny'" <msporny@digitalbazaar.com>, "'Michael(tm) Smith'" <mike@w3.org>, "'Ian Hickson'" <ian@hixie.ch>, "'Anne van Kesteren'" <annevk@opera.com>, "'Leif Halvard Silli'" <lhs@malform.no>
Maciej Stachowiak wrote:
> 
> On Jul 31, 2009, at 5:59 PM, John Foliot wrote:
> 
>> My 2 requests are simple:
>>
>> Indicate in the current Working Draft that the ultimate fate of @summary
>> is an open issue (as opposed to a conformant but obsolete attribute, 
>> which
>> nobody has agreed to yet). [...]
>>
>> More importantly however, is to remove the author guidance that today
>> explicitly contradicts existing, W3C approved Accessibility Guidance as
>> written in WCAG 2.  [...]
> 
> I think it's reasonable for you to pursue these requests. Do you find 
> the current Editor's Draft to be more objectionable on these points than 
> the last published Working Draft? The previous working draft made 
> summary="" entirely nonconforming, and contained accessibility advice on 
> table descriptions contrary to WCAG2. I could understand holding 
> publication if the Editor's Draft had gotten egregiously worse on some 
> particular point, from your point of view. But I don't see the point of 
> delaying publication if things are no worse (and arguably a bit better) 
> than the last Working Draft.

This is not a matter of delay.  Ignoring other drafts that may not be in 
consideration, there apparently will be two drafts ready by sometime 
Monday-ish.  If Ian is not predisposed to consider the request that John 
has proposed and John has not withdrawn his request, there will be a 
poll.  Based on the results of that poll, one or both drafts will be 
published.

> Regards,
> Maciej

- Sam Ruby
Received on Saturday, 1 August 2009 02:00:04 GMT

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