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Re: provide reference and info about HTML5: Techniques for providing useful text alternatives in html5 spec

From: Steven Faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 10 Jun 2010 11:26:28 +0100
Message-ID: <AANLkTikJJeU8onhAiVVoIl_qdpd72lLXU49Ffyi36Si8@mail.gmail.com>
To: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Cc: HTMLWG WG <public-html@w3.org>
Hi Ian,
Should I take your lack of response to mean you are unwilling to
provide information to readers of the HTML5 specification about the
existence of HTML5: Techniques for providing useful text alternatives?

regards
Stevef

On 8 June 2010 22:10, Steven Faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com> wrote:
> hi Ian,
>
>>I think your document
>>should have the same normative status as Lachlan's document or Mike's
>>document, that is, an informative addendum to the spec.
>
> That is your opinion, but it is not the status the document is being
> published under.
>
> if you are willing to add a reference  to the alt spec in the html5
> spec, please do so, if not please respond to the bug, so it can be
> escalated.
>
> regards
> Stevef
>
>
>
> On 8 June 2010 21:13, Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch> wrote:
>> On Tue, 8 Jun 2010, Steven Faulkner wrote:
>>>
>>> I would like to draw your attention this bug as i consider it important
>>> that readers of the HTML5 specification have a clear understanding that
>>> the author conformance criteria detailed in 4.8.2.1.1 to 4.8.2.1.11 of
>>> the spec are not authoritative and that an alternative set of
>>> conformance criteria are being developed and published by the HTML wg.
>>
>> I do not believe the working group has made a decision on this. Personally
>> I would be extremely strongly opposed to moving the conformance criteria
>> for the alt="" attribute out of the HTML spec. I think your document
>> should have the same normative status as Lachlan's document or Mike's
>> document, that is, an informative addendum to the spec.
>>
>> (There's a big difference between agreeing to publish something and
>> agreeing that it should replace something else. I personally encourage
>> everyone to publish anything they like, even if I disagree with what they
>> are proposing; that does not indicate that I support their proposals.)
>>
>> --
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>
>
>
> --
> with regards
>
> Steve Faulkner
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Steve Faulkner
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