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Re: summary attribute compromise proposal

From: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>
Date: Tue, 04 Aug 2009 14:10:38 -0700
Cc: Laura Carlson <laura.lee.carlson@gmail.com>, Shelley Powers <shelley.just@gmail.com>, HTML WG <public-html@w3.org>, Cynthia Shelly <cyns@exchange.microsoft.com>
Message-id: <36525A00-2EFA-4E3D-95DC-DE288B0A81A4@apple.com>
To: Sam Ruby <rubys@intertwingly.net>

On Aug 4, 2009, at 1:56 PM, Sam Ruby wrote:

> Maciej Stachowiak wrote:
>> On Aug 4, 2009, at 1:16 PM, Laura Carlson wrote:
>>> Hi Shelley,
>>> You wrote to Maciej:
>>>> I appreciate that you tried to find a compromise, and admire your
>>>> effort. But the issue really isn't between Ian and John.
>>> +1
>>> Table summary is an open issue in the HTML WG Tracker.  And it  
>>> should
>>> be marked as open in the spec, whether John's or Ian's or some
>>> combination of words are used.
>>> Cynthia Shelly has Action 128 to "Work with PF to find an owner for
>>> drafting @summary text proposal" [1]. Let's give Cynthia a chance.
>> I'm not inclined to withdraw my compromise proposal, just because  
>> someone else has 9 days left to find yet another person to  
>> eventually make a different proposal. But I welcome comments on the  
>> substance.
> No one is asking you to withdraw your proposal.  I believe that all  
> that is being pointed out is that Cynthia will not forfeit her  
> opportunity to present a proposal simply because you have prepared  
> one.

I haven't asked anyone to forfeit their opportunity to present a  
proposal. But my perception (perhaps incorrect) was that this was  
cited as a reason to fail to give substantive consideration to my  
proposal at this time.

> I will confirm that Cynthia is making good progress.  I met with her  
> last week and this week I have seen a first draft of @summary text  
> proposal that hopefully she will be ready to present to the group  
> shortly.  If you are looking towards producing something that could  
> be workable as a long-term solution, it would make sense to factor  
> this in.
> I will also note that Cynthia has not historically had the bandwidth  
> to participate in this mailing list, but often does find the time to  
> attend the weekly teleconferences.
> I am quite willing to decouple the near term need for a poll (should  
> there still be a desire to have one) from your activities (which  
> apparently are focused on the longer term).

I'm willing and able to attend the telecon this week to discuss my  
summary="" proposal, as well as anyone else's, if you think that would  
be helpful.

Received on Tuesday, 4 August 2009 21:11:19 UTC

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