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Re: Chair’s decision to reopen ISSUE-30

From: Laura Carlson <laura.lee.carlson@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 2 Mar 2011 09:42:27 -0600
Message-ID: <AANLkTi=5sk8ea47Auo_Wh8Cdo7-mChLKcTyo-7F3fBvA@mail.gmail.com>
To: Paul Cotton <Paul.Cotton@microsoft.com>
Cc: "public-html@w3.org" <public-html@w3.org>, "public-html-a11y@w3.org" <public-html-a11y@w3.org>, "Sam Ruby (rubys@intertwingly.net)" <rubys@intertwingly.net>, "Maciej Stachowiak (mjs@apple.com)" <mjs@apple.com>, "Philippe Le Hegaret (plh@w3.org)" <plh@w3.org>, "Michael(tm) Smith (mike@w3.org)" <mike@w3.org>
Hi Paul,

Thank you.

Best Regards,
Laura

On 3/2/11, Paul Cotton <Paul.Cotton@microsoft.com> wrote:
> Per the W3C process [1], the Chairs may reopen a decision when presented
> with new information.  In the case of the decision regarding ISSUE-30
> (longdesc), the decision itself specifically cites [2] "use cases that
> specifically require longdesc" as an example of new information that we were
> seeking.
>
>
>
> The chairs have received [3] a request to reopen this decision based on new
> information.  While we are skeptical that some portions of this does not
> meet the bar (e.g., "new research"), we feel that the New Formal Use Cases
> Requiring Longdesc [4] do in fact merit consideration by the wider work
> group.
>
>
>
> The Chairs therefore reopen ISSUE-30 as a Last Call issue.
>
>
>
> As these use cases clearly took considerable time to prepare -- and we
> commend the thoroughness of this analysis -- we feel it is important that
> the Working Group be given adequate time to evaluate this data, and
> potentially either rebut it or prepare Alternate Change Proposals based on
> this new information.  At this time we expect to issue a call for such
> proposals in May when we have made more progress to getting the current
> HTML5 specifications into Last Call.
>
>
>
> Paul Cotton
>
> on behalf of the HTML WG co-chairs
>
>
>
> [1] http://www.w3.org/2005/10/Process-20051014/policies#WGChairReopen.
>
> [2]
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> http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-html/2010Aug/att-0112/issue-30-decision.html
>
> [3] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-html/2011Feb/0394.html
>
> [4]
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> http://www.w3.org/html/wg/wiki/ChangeProposals/InstateLongdesc#New_Formal_Use_Cases_Requiring_longdesc
>
>
>
> Paul Cotton, Microsoft Canada
> 17 Eleanor Drive, Ottawa, Ontario K2E 6A3
> Tel: (425) 705-9596 Fax: (425) 936-7329
>
>


-- 
Laura L. Carlson
Received on Wednesday, 2 March 2011 15:44:04 UTC

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