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Re: Split Issue 30? (was: Chair review of "Keep Longdesc Deprecated" Change Proposal)

From: Laura Carlson <laura.lee.carlson@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 9 Feb 2012 06:49:50 -0600
Message-ID: <CAOavpvcumrWfcOcDgEWMe2ki1MFa26mGgHX6yTu2fBVvFaSVWQ@mail.gmail.com>
To: Charles Pritchard <chuck@jumis.com>, Sam Ruby <rubys@intertwingly.net>
Cc: "public-html@w3.org" <public-html@w3.org>

Charles wrote:

> So, again, I'd like to see these two issues separated.

I agree. I have no objection to a new HTML issue being split off if
the goal is to improve ARIA and does not include obsoleting or
"deprecating" longdesc from the language. But if it is to be used as
delay tactic and does indeed include to obsoleting or "deprecating"
longdesc I would object.

Last May several people objected in the HTML Working Group Last Call
survey that the longdesc issue was not resolved prior to Last Call and
that longdesc was not in the spec.

Because of these objections on May 25, 2011, in the "Responses to Last
Call survey objections" the Chairs promised to expedite the processing
of Issue 30 issue during Last Call [1]. This has not happened. Here we
are nine months later and still we have no decision. HTML Chairs,
please fulfill your promise.  The longdesc issue deserves to be

Best Regards,

[1] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-html/2011May/0347.html
Laura L. Carlson
Received on Thursday, 9 February 2012 12:50:18 UTC

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