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Re: WG Decision: Publish six heartbeat drafts, as well as Polyglot, Alt Techniques as FPWDs

From: Steven Faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 3 Jun 2010 12:35:28 +0100
Message-ID: <AANLkTin2wgaTDWAdpikdbevzbylLLcDsyfICfiNYPGPZ@mail.gmail.com>
To: Sam Ruby <rubys@intertwingly.net>
Cc: HTML WG <public-html@w3.org>
Hi sam,
since the working group have agreed to publish
HTML5: Techniques for providing useful text alternatives:
http://dev.w3.org/html5/alt-techniques/

It contains normative author conformance requirements and informative
advice,examples and references which are meant as a replacement for
the content in the sections from:
4.8.1.1 Requirements for providing text to act as an alternative for images
http://dev.w3.org/html5/spec/embedded-content-1.html#alt
up to and including
4.8.1.1.12 General guidelines
http://dev.w3.org/html5/spec/embedded-content-1.html#general-guidelines

I think would be prudent and appropriate if both documents (HTML5 and
HTML5: alt) provided clear neutral information about the existance of
the other and how they relate.

For the HTML5 spec I suggest that such information be placed at the
start of section '4.8.1.1 Requirements for providing text to act as an
alternative for images'
and for the alt spec, in the status section.


regards
Stevef

On 2 June 2010 17:44, Sam Ruby <rubys@intertwingly.net> wrote:
> This call passes.  Anne: please update the html4-differences.
>
> - Sam Ruby
>
> On 05/18/2010 02:39 PM, Sam Ruby wrote:
>>
>> This is a Call for Consensus (CfC) to publish new revisions of the
>> following documents in accordance with the Working Group Heartbeat
>> requirements:
>>
>> HTML 5: http://dev.w3.org/html5/spec/
>> HTML+RDFa: http://dev.w3.org/html5/rdfa/
>> HTML Microdata: http://dev.w3.org/html5/md/
>> HTML Canvas 2D Context: http://dev.w3.org/html5/2dcontext/
>> HTML: The Markup Language: http://dev.w3.org/html5/markup/
>>
>> and to publish as a First Public Working Draft (FPWD) the following
>> documents:
>>
>> HTML/XHTML Compatibility Authoring Guidelines:
>>
>> http://dev.w3.org/html5/html-xhtml-author-guide/html-xhtml-authoring-guide.html
>>
>> HTML5: Techniques for providing useful text alternatives:
>> http://dev.w3.org/html5/alt-techniques/
>>
>> Additionally, and as we have done with previous republications of the
>> HTML5 draft, the chairs would like to ask Anne to update the HTML5 diffs
>> from HTML4 to reflect the latest changes.
>>
>> http://dev.w3.org/html5/html4-differences/
>>
>> Silence will be taken to mean there is no objection, but positive
>> responses are encouraged. If there are no objections by Wednesday,
>> May 26th, this resolution will carry.
>>
>> Considerations to note:
>>
>> - As a First Public Working Draft, this publication will trigger patent
>> policy review.
>> - As a Working Draft publication, the document does not need not be
>> complete, to meet all technical requirements, or to have consensus on
>> the contents.
>> - Objections may be made on specific documents but not on others.
>> Counting the differences document, there are effectively eight different
>> documents under consideration at this time.
>>
>> - Sam Ruby
>>
>
>
>



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with regards

Steve Faulkner
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Director - Web Accessibility Tools Consortium

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