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Re: Request to reopen HTML-ISSUE-30

From: Laura Carlson <laura.lee.carlson@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 24 Feb 2011 13:37:04 -0600
Message-ID: <AANLkTi=g3smcy6o7tQ7aJ7iuYxv234erFHLuZoW4Sn2c@mail.gmail.com>
To: Sam Ruby <rubys@intertwingly.net>
Cc: "Edward O'Connor" <eoconnor@apple.com>, HTML WG <public-html@w3.org>
Hi Sam,

> The deciding factor in the decision was:
>
> "The strongest argument against inclusion was the lack of use cases that
> clearly and directly support this specific feature of the language."
>
> What we got was single words like "Cartoon".  It was impossible to
> determine based on that single word whether or not it was possible to
> draw an accessible cartoon without the use of the longdesc attribute.

Those were not even in the Wiki at the time of the decision. These were:
http://www.w3.org/html/wg/wiki/index.php?title=LongdescRetention&oldid=5725#Use_Cases

See my previous email for details:
http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-html/2011Feb/0413.html

Best Regards,
Laura

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Laura L. Carlson
Received on Thursday, 24 February 2011 19:37:56 GMT

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