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Re: Issue 32 and Issue 93 dependency

From: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>
Date: Thu, 25 Feb 2010 14:03:21 -0800
Cc: "public-html@w3.org WG" <public-html@w3.org>
Message-id: <9972E9CA-4A22-453F-A965-CB9B8001800E@apple.com>
To: Shelley Powers <shelleypowers@burningbird.net>

On Feb 25, 2010, at 1:58 PM, Shelley Powers wrote:

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> Maciej, can you tell if the group is specifically focusing on  
> details element as a replacement? Or if it's going some other  
> direction, such as summary element? I think you were in the phone  
> conference, and minutes are so hard to decipher.

I was not in the Accessibility TF telecon. The information I am  
reporting is from the HTML WG telecon, where the Accessibility TF gave  
a status update. Perhaps someone from the Accessibility TF can give  
more details.

> The reason I ask is that I'm trying to decide how I should write up  
> my proposal on Issue 93, and whether I should encompass details-as- 
> new-summary in my argument. I can update my change proposal  
> afterwards, but I'd really like to present more or less a final work  
> by the end of March.

My impression as an observer is that some Accessibility TF members are  
enthusiastic about the idea of using <details> in particular or  
elements in general (as opposed to attributes) for accessibility- 
related information. Others seem to dislike the idea. I don't think  
there is consensus at this time, so it's hard to predict what will  
emerge.

> If it's still open as a possibility, than I'll also include the use  
> of the element as a summary attribute replacement in my argument,  
> and our issues are still cross-dependent.

I think it would be reasonable to cover that possibility, regardless  
of progress on ISSUE-32.

> Also, what's the date when the Issue 32 change proposal will be  
> submitted to this group? You have n/a, and that doesn't help me  
> figure out what I need to do.

Reload, it should say March 25. <http://dev.w3.org/html5/status/issue-status.html#ISSUE-032 
 >

Regards,
Maciej
Received on Thursday, 25 February 2010 22:03:54 GMT

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