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Re: Requesting Spec Text Additions

From: Sam Ruby <rubys@intertwingly.net>
Date: Wed, 20 Oct 2010 08:50:15 -0400
Message-ID: <4CBEE587.2000400@intertwingly.net>
To: Janina Sajka <janina@rednote.net>
CC: HTMLWG WG <public-html@w3.org>
Current status:

a) The indicated sections have been incorporated.

b) The work to make the these sections technology neutral is not 
complete.  Bug reports are encouraged in order to enable further progress.

c) Meanwhile, the following HTML5 spec text sections have been marked as 
blocking progress to last call:

http://dev.w3.org/html5/spec/video.html#the-track-element
http://dev.w3.org/html5/spec/video.html#timed-tracks
http://dev.w3.org/html5/spec/rendering.html#timed-tracks-0

- Sam Ruby

On 09/27/2010 06:27 PM, Janina Sajka wrote:
> Colleagues:
>
> This request is being sent on behalf of the HTML-A11Y Task Force's Media
> Subteam.
>
> Some time ago we requested removal of certain media related sections
> from W3C's HTML 5 specification documents because a specific technology
> solution was being introduced, whereas it was the Subteam's strong
> viewpoint that this was premature and counter-productive. We are now at
> the point where we would like this text returned to our W3C documents,
> however, still without any admixture of specific technology solutions.
>
> The Subteam notes that two of these three sections were first drafted in
> W3C space, but have been improved in key respects by the WHAT-WG. We
> believe it would be fairly straight forward to return two of the three
> sections we need without the technology specific language. The third
> section we need will, in our view, require a bit more effort to
> introduce in a technology neutral manner.
>
> Mindful that heartbeat releases of HTML 5 specification documentsare
> imminent, we request your guidance on how to proceed.
>
> Shall we request the Editor make these modifications and introduce these
> sections into W3C documents without the technology specific language?
> Before or after the heartbeat publication? We'd prefer before so that we
> can begin work on these right away. However, some short delay would not
> slow us down drastically. We understand there are competing priorities
> here.
>
> Or, should we undertake first redrafting these sections to remove the
> technology specific references ourselves?
>
> The three sections we would like added to our W3C documents are:
>
> ITEM 1. The<track>  element
> http://www.whatwg.org/specs/web-apps/current-work/multipage/video.html#the-t rack-element
>
> ITEM 2. The Timed Text spec
> http://www.whatwg.org/specs/web-apps/current-work/multipage/video.html#timed -tracks
>
> ITEM 3. The rendering rules
> http://www.whatwg.org/specs/web-apps/current-work/multipage/rendering.html#t imed-tracks-0
>
> Further specificity regarding this request can be found at:
>
> http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-html-a11y/2010Sep/051 8.html
>
> Thank you for your guidance.
>
> Janina
>
Received on Wednesday, 20 October 2010 12:50:55 GMT

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