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Re: Fwd: longdesc document for the record

From: Sam Ruby <rubys@intertwingly.net>
Date: Fri, 21 Sep 2012 10:50:49 -0400
Message-ID: <505C7EC9.40003@intertwingly.net>
To: Laura Carlson <laura.lee.carlson@gmail.com>
CC: HTML WG <public-html@w3.org>, HTML Accessibility Task Force <public-html-a11y@w3.org>
On 09/21/2012 09:56 AM, Laura Carlson wrote:
> I am STILL receiving email from both HTML WG and the Accessibility
> Task Force lists, even though I have requested to be removed from
> these groups publicly and privately.

My understanding is that Judy and/or Janina will be contacting you 
shortly.  It is my sincere hope that they talk you out of this.

> But since I am temporarily able to post, I submit for the record the
> document: Objection to the Proposal: Zero Edit/Obsolete longdesc
>
> http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-archive/2012Sep/0025.html
>
> http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-archive/2012Sep/att-0025/comments-mt.html

Noted.  But as stated previously, the chairs intention to proceed to 
survey was put on hold by W3C management, and the plan that subsequently 
produced and has the support of PLH and Judy as well as the four chairs 
involved grants the A11y TF the authority to publish a document that 
defines a long description attribute by whatever name it collectively 
wishes.

As I said in yesterday's A11y TF call, when such a document reaches FPWD 
status, the W3C validator will be updated.

At this point focus should turn to CR exit criteria.  If this is 
something that is primarily addressed by Assistive Technology or targets 
certain markets, stating such explicitly in early drafts might  make it 
easier build wider consensus.  If it turns out that changes need to be 
made to gain even wider consensus and such it is felt that such changes 
leads to a path of wider adoption, then I would suggest that those 
changes should be considered.

- Sam Ruby

> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: Laura Carlson <laura.lee.carlson@gmail.com>
> Date: Fri, Sep 21, 2012 at 6:50 AM
> Subject: longdesc document for the record
> To: www-archive <www-archive@w3.org>
>
> Some have asked me to make the attached document  "Objection to the
> Proposal:Zero Edit/Obsolete longdesc" public since I have resigned
> from the HTML Working Group.
>
> It is rationale that I intended to submit for the HTML Working Group
> Issue 30 Straw Poll. That poll will likely never happen now due to
> process change [1].
>
> The file is comments-mt.html
>
> [1] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-html/2012Sep/0243.html
>
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