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bugzilla a11y problems, comments list as alternative for bug entry

From: Michael[tm] Smith <mike@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 30 May 2011 15:03:12 +0900
To: public-html@w3.org
Message-ID: <20110530060311.GM85275@sideshowbarker>
This decision policy this group is using relies on the W3C bugzilla
instance as a means for tracking last-call comments.

The W3C bugzilla instance uses the stock upstream bugzilla 3.6 UI, and as
has been noted in bug 10525[1], that UI has some accessibility problems.

 [1] http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=10525

The W3C systems team has, in the W3C's set of the templates that drive that
UI, already locally fixed a few of the problems that have been reported.

By the way, somebody who's more familiar about the details of those
locally-fixed problems than me should report them upstream:

  https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/enter_bug.cgi?product=Bugzilla

But there are more problems that still need to be fixed. Steve Faulkner has
been taking some time to chat with me to help me understand what needs to
be fixed, and with further assistance from him and others who have time to
help with this, I plan to get the necessary fixes made as soon as possible.

In the mean time, I want to note for the record here that the
public-html-comments list continues to be a supported means for submitting
comments on HTML WG deliverables. I've set up a mechanism for generating
new bugs from comments posted to that list, and reporting the bug number
back in an e-mail reply to the commenter. Here's an example:

  http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-html-comments/2011May/0013.html

So, I would appreciate it if you let others in the wider community outside
the group know that they can use the comments list for filing last-call
comments, as an alternative to raising bugs in bugzilla directly, and they
can be ensured that their comments will get recorded and tracked and
considered just as they would be if entered directly in bugzilla.

  --Mike

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Michael[tm] Smith
http://people.w3.org/mike
Received on Monday, 30 May 2011 06:03:15 UTC

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