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Re: Summary of Thursday's IRC conversation about @summary

From: Sam Ruby <rubys@intertwingly.net>
Date: Tue, 09 Jun 2009 09:04:55 -0400
Message-ID: <4A2E5DF7.6090302@intertwingly.net>
To: Shelley Powers <shelleyp@burningbird.net>
CC: Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi>, "public-html@w3.org WG" <public-html@w3.org>
Shelley Powers wrote:
> Henri Sivonen wrote:
> 
> Regardless, I will repeat: the sole purpose behind removing @summary 
> seems to be that it will be "harmful". No one has provided a case for 
> the harmfulness of this attribute. And the group responsible for 
> ensuring web accessibility has not only stated that they disagree with 
> the claim of harmfulness, they have made a specific request to have it 
> re-instated. According to the charter governing the HTML WG, the course 
> is clear.

The course is not yet clear to me, but I have found the answers given to 
my question on <font color='blue'> to be enlightening.  I'd encourage 
others to also state their opinions on that question.

- Sam Ruby
Received on Tuesday, 9 June 2009 13:05:38 GMT

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