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Re: ISSUE-30 counter-proposal

From: Sam Ruby <rubys@intertwingly.net>
Date: Tue, 16 Feb 2010 16:52:29 -0500
Message-ID: <4B7B139D.2090308@intertwingly.net>
To: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
CC: Joshue O Connor <joshue.oconnor@cfit.ie>, public-html@w3.org
Ian Hickson wrote:
> On Tue, 16 Feb 2010, Joshue O Connor wrote:
[snip]
>> So there is 
>> more to this footage than the above quote implies.
> 
[snip]
> The longdesc="" attribute, in theory, solves the problem it sets out to 
> solve. The problem isn't with the theory of the attribute. The problem is 
> that in practice, in deployed content, on the Web, it is unusable.

Guys, we seem to be in an endless loop.  People asking variations of the 
same questions over and over, and Ian providing variations of the same 
answers over and over again.

Given that I am not seeing any new data being presented, what I would 
like to ask is that each participant in this discussion focus either on 
specific suggestions for changes to existing proposals, or on 
volunteering to produce a new change proposal on this matter (such as 
Maciej has done).

Joshue: this change proposal is on a wiki:

http://www.w3.org/html/wg/wiki/ChangeProposals/longdesc

If you think that there are specific rebuttals to Ian's proposal that 
can be added which would strengthen the case, then please add them.

Ian: you've made a proposal.  Perhaps it could be augmented with some 
text anticipating and responding to same?  If so, great, do so.  If not, 
please voluntarily limit your responses on this topic only (issue-30) to 
citing where in your change proposal you believe that you have addressed 
the point being made.

Thanks!

- Sam Ruby
Received on Tuesday, 16 February 2010 21:53:02 UTC

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