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Re: Differences between the W3C and WHATWG specifications

From: Laura Carlson <laura.lee.carlson@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 18 Jun 2010 13:36:20 -0500
Message-ID: <AANLkTinvpBr4KC6VLnFiWt4eQfy3sg_UkccQv5oHBgYg@mail.gmail.com>
To: Sam Ruby <rubys@intertwingly.net>, Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Cc: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>, Paul Cotton <Paul.Cotton@microsoft.com>, HTML WG <public-html@w3.org>
Hi Sam and Ian,

Sam wrote:

> I think we need to work more on working together.

The 18 June 2010 editors' draft states, "Work on this specification is
also done at the WHATWG. The W3C HTML working group actively pursues
convergence with the WHATWG, as required by the W3C HTML working group
charter."

It is good to point this out in the spec and remind ourselves and
others of this goal.

Convergence does need to take place. Having one spec would be very
beneficial. [1]

Ian, what needs to happen from your perspective for convergence to occur?

> The WHATWG
> document removes a reference to WCAG for... what reason exactly?"  I'm
> especially puzzled as that particular difference was not motivated by
> any WG decision.

In bug 9241 [2] I asked for the spec to say, "For guidance on
accessibility requirements for text alternatives authors should
consult WCAG 2.0" and link to WCAG 2.0. Ian did provide the link and
relevant text. Thank you, Ian.

Best Regards,
Laura

[1] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-html/2010Jun/0320.html
[2]  http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=9241

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Laura L. Carlson
Received on Friday, 18 June 2010 18:36:48 GMT

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