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Re: request to re-open http://www.w3.org/html/wg/tracker/issues/116

From: Steven Faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 11 Aug 2010 13:53:23 +0100
Message-ID: <AANLkTinP9M_HV7M8Y+mxq0RkFT0CGwTYNi60+xHSy5TJ@mail.gmail.com>
To: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>
Cc: Sam Ruby <rubys@intertwingly.net>, Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>, Paul Cotton <Paul.Cotton@microsoft.com>, HTML WG <public-html@w3.org>
Hi anne,

Ian has stated many times (i believe) that he will expedite a bug if asked
to do so, I believe I asked him to. If he didn't or couldn't then he should
have had the courtesy to respond.

Why did I want this bug resolved sooner rather than later?

we have 2 documents currently published by the working group that have
normative requirements on use of the alt attribute in HTML5

Neither is authoritative or has the consensus of the working group. Until
the situation is resolved it is in the best interests of all readers of
either document to be made aware of the existence of the other document to
ensure that nobody is under the assumption that neither document
authoritatively defines the conformance requirements for use of alt in


On 11 August 2010 13:39, Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com> wrote:

> On Wed, 11 Aug 2010 14:30:33 +0200, Steven Faulkner <
> faulkner.steve@gmail.com> wrote:
>> I raised this issue by email with editor 2 months ago,
>> http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-html/2010Jun/0196.html
>> he responded:
>> http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-html/2010Jun/0212.html
>> I asked him to respond to the bug:
>> http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-html/2010Jun/0214.html
>> and again:
>> http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-html/2010Jun/0268.html
>> If the editor wishes to resolve the issue he can take 5 minutes and
>> respond, which is what he should have done 2 months ago.
> I have to say I do not see why your bug/issue/email should have priority
> over anyone else their bug/issue/email.
> --
> Anne van Kesteren
> http://annevankesteren.nl/

with regards

Steve Faulkner
Technical Director - TPG Europe
Director - Web Accessibility Tools Consortium

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