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Re: Working Group Decision on ISSUE-31 / ISSUE-80 requirements survey

From: Sam Ruby <rubys@intertwingly.net>
Date: Mon, 18 Apr 2011 18:30:12 -0400
Message-ID: <4DACBB74.6070309@intertwingly.net>
To: Steve Faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>
CC: public-html@w3.org
On 04/18/2011 05:48 PM, Steve Faulkner wrote:
> Hi Sam,
> I strongly disagree with the content of the decision and would
> like to raise a Formal Objection.

Recorded:

http://dev.w3.org/html5/status/formal-objection-status.html#ISSUE-031b

> It is not acceptable that  the HTML5 specification goes to last call
> with normative requirements that directly contradict WCAG 2.0

Below are relevant portions of the decision:

> == Next Steps ==
>
> Bugs 9169, 9174, 9215, 9216, and 9241 can be pursued separately.  One
> way to proceed would be to close these bugs and open bugs against WCAG
> 2 and/or "HTML5: Techniques for providing useful text alternatives".
> Another way would be to mark them as TrackerIssue and thereby cause new
> issue(s) to be created, with the resolution of such issues having the
> potential to affect any document produced by this working group.

And:

> == Revisiting this Issue ==
>
> This issue can be reopened if new information come up. Examples of
> possible relevant new information include:
>
> * Identification of a systemic pattern of problems based on specific
>   bug reports and their ultimate resolution and identify a solution
>   that specifically addresses the underlying causes.

- Sam Ruby
Received on Monday, 18 April 2011 22:30:36 GMT

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