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RE: [DRAFT] Heartbeat poll - update 2

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Tue, 4 Aug 2009 08:06:04 +0000 (UTC)
To: John Foliot <jfoliot@stanford.edu>
Cc: 'Justin James' <j_james@mindspring.com>, 'Sam Ruby' <rubys@intertwingly.net>, 'HTML WG' <public-html@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.62.0908040803490.18950@hixie.dreamhostps.com>
On Tue, 4 Aug 2009, John Foliot wrote:
> Justin James wrote:
> > 
> > What John wants (to the best of my understanding) is for the draft to 
> > reflect the WCAG/WAI documents/findings/recommendations (it's not 
> > quite clear to me what the formal status of their guidance on @summary 
> > is).
> 
> I simply want the draft to *not* contradict WAI.  I have consistently 
> suggested that the status of @summary is not the issue, it is the 
> contradictory language that accompanies the 'obsolete but conformant' 
> status that tells authors to not use summary that is the current issue, 
> as it undermines WCAG and WAI.
> 
> I have repeatedly stated that removing that text would remove my 
> objection, but apparently Ian cannot see his way to doing that, because 
> he has 'data' (failing to recognize that the problem has NOTHING to do 
> with data)

I think I may be starting to understand your position.

Are you saying that for you, it is more important that HTML5 not 
contradict other W3C specifications, than it be that HTML5 address 
accessibility problems with the HTML language?

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