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Re: Proposed Set of Needs/Preferences for v1

From: Michael Cooper <cooper@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 20 Feb 2013 09:33:13 -0500
Message-ID: <5124DEA9.5000908@w3.org>
To: James Craig <jcraig@apple.com>
CC: Andy Heath <AndyHeath@axelrod.plus.com>, "public-indie-ui@w3.org Force" <public-indie-ui@w3.org>
It is possible to send attachments to www-archive@w3.org. But normally
that list is only used when no other list is suitable. I suggest just
mailing your attachment to the public-indie-ui@w3.org list, where it is
in context of existing discussion. If you didn't send it there because
the file was too large for the list to accept, just let me know and I
can go into an "approval queue" and allow the message through.

Sending the attachment un-zipped is much easier for people to work with
and it's possible to have a URI directly to the attachment for
posterity. Yes, links like CSS would need to be absolute references, but
I strongly recommend making any required CSS inline instead, and
avoiding external dependencies. The reason is that W3C list messages are
archived "forever", which translates to at least as long as W3C
continues to exist. If a dependent resource becomes unavailable, it
could become difficult for people to use the message in the archives.
The need to access a years-old proposal comes up more often than you
would think.

All this said, if the content is complex enough that you're wanting to
include CSS and possibly images, is an email attachment the right way to
share the content? This sounds like the sort of thing one would put in
the wiki. Then you can upload dependent images, and other people can
contribute to the proposal (with full history for crediting and
reversion available). If you need technical help with getting this
content into the wiki, feel free to contact me privately and I'll help
you get set up.


James Craig wrote:
> On Feb 19, 2013, at 8:37 AM, Andy Heath <AndyHeath@axelrod.plus.com> wrote:
>> Is it www-archive@w3.org I mail html attachments to ?
> I think that's correct. Michael?
>> Will that pick up style sheets within w3c (I started with an existing w3 html and just changed the content).
> You should use absolute paths in the HTML and CSS.


Michael Cooper
Web Accessibility Specialist
World Wide Web Consortium, Web Accessibility Initiative
E-mail cooper@w3.org <mailto:cooper@w3.org>
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Received on Wednesday, 20 February 2013 14:35:42 UTC

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