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Re: summary attribute compromise proposal

From: Sam Ruby <rubys@intertwingly.net>
Date: Thu, 06 Aug 2009 07:32:58 -0400
Message-ID: <4A7ABF6A.80206@intertwingly.net>
To: Steven Faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>
CC: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>, Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>, HTML WG <public-html@w3.org>, Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi>, "Michael(tm) Smith" <mike@w3.org>
Steven Faulkner wrote:
> Hi Sam,
> I agree that this new wording will suffice for the publication of the 
> new draft of the spec.


> But like others do not see this being this as being the wording that 
> will  pass consensus for last call.
> I agree that ian's alternative examples are worthwhile, but think that 
> the use of summary has a place in the range of techniqes on offer.

Take your time, consider what you would like to recommend.  For now, 
issue 32 will remain open.  I consider the most likely outcome of 
today's call to be that Action 128 will get a new target date for when 
we checkpoint next on this issue.

If you have suggestions, options available to you include posting to 
this list, opening a bugzilla report, or directly editing the draft.

One thing I would suggest is that the the PF WG pursue publishing 
updated guidelines on how to best to provide an overview of complex 
tabular data or a brief explanation of that data in the context of 
HTML5, and to work with the authors of the validator to ensure that the 
message produced ultimately leads people to that document.  Henri 
Sivonen is the primary author of the HTML5 validator, and I believe that 
Mike Smith is also involved in some way with the deployment of this code 
on the W3C site.

> regards
> stevef

- Sam Ruby
Received on Thursday, 6 August 2009 11:33:40 UTC

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