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Re: Null change proposal for ISSUE-31

From: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>
Date: Thu, 08 Jul 2010 02:12:37 -0700
Cc: Sam Ruby <rubys@intertwingly.net>, HTML WG <public-html@w3.org>
Message-id: <559D706A-80D5-4066-BAA9-260AD6ED87BF@apple.com>
To: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>

On Jun 30, 2010, at 11:45 PM, Ian Hickson wrote:

> On Wed, 23 Jun 2010, Maciej Stachowiak wrote:
>>> 
>>> Could you clarify exactly which "current text" it is that needs 
>>> justifying?
>> 
>> 1) Steve's change proposal calls for deleting sections between these two 
>> inclusive:
>> 
>> http://dev.w3.org/html5/spec/embedded-content-1.html#a-link-or-button-containing-nothing-but-the-image
>> http://dev.w3.org/html5/spec/embedded-content-1.html#an-image-in-an-e-mail-or-private-document-intended-for-a-specific-person-who-is-known-to-be-able-to-view-images
>> 
>> And suggests replacing them with a link to the alt techniques document.
>> 
>> Rationale should be provided for the current text in that range of 
>> sections.
> 
> Would it be acceptable for me to provide rationale to the same level of 
> depth as Steve's change proposal provides for removing this text, or 
> should I provide detailed rationale on a requirement-by-requirement basis?


It's reasonable to provide about the same level of detail as Steve did in arguing for removal of this text, as long as some positive reasons are given for these requirements to exist and be present in the spec.

We intended to set a deadline for this update, but since it was not made very clear before, let's set it at a week from today, July 15th. I will record this on the status page.

Regards,
Maciej
Received on Thursday, 8 July 2010 09:13:11 GMT

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