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Re: The Web Developer's Guide to HTML 5

From: Roberto Scano - IWA/HWG <r.scano@webprofession.com>
Date: Sat, 24 Nov 2007 09:45:15 +0100
Message-ID: <00dd01c82e76$5ed8bc20$6a01a8c0@hprs>
To: "Gregory J. Rosmaita" <oedipus@hicom.net>, <brewer@w3.org>, <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>, <w3c-wai-au@w3.org>
Cc: <alfred.s.gilman@ieee.org>, <wai-liaison@w3.org>

Hi Gregory,
Intresting idea but I've got a question: there is a need of a developer 
guide for a W3C future Rec.?
If a Rec. needs also a developer guide, I think there is need to rethink 
about the Rec. document due that the first destination of a W3C Rec. is for 
the developers :-)

Also Authoring Tools requirements - IMHO - shall based to future ATAG 2.0 
(last fixed WG draft: 

So my question is: we really need other docs?

Roberto Scano
International Webmasters Association / The HTML Writers Guild

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Gregory J. Rosmaita" <oedipus@hicom.net>
To: <brewer@w3.org>; <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>; <w3c-wai-au@w3.org>
Cc: <alfred.s.gilman@ieee.org>; <wai-liaison@w3.org>
Sent: Saturday, November 24, 2007 2:33 AM
Subject: The Web Developer's Guide to HTML 5

> aloha!  during an IRC exchange during the tech plenary, i mentioned to
> jan richards that i want to get the AU WG involved in the drafting of
> the Authoring Tool requirements for HTML5 -- today, the following notice
> of a brief proposal for HTML 5 Authoring Guidelines was posted to
> public-html (the HTML WG's emailing list)
> <quote
> cite="http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-html/2007Nov/0354.html">
>  To: public-html <public-html@w3.org>
> From: Lachlan Hunt <lachlan.hunt@lachy.id.au>
> Date: Fri, 23 Nov 2007 02:56:19  0100
> Subj: HTML 5 Authoring Guidelines Proposal
> Hi,
>   I thought it would be worthwhile getting started on this and
> presenting a proposal.  So I wrote up a brief proposal for HTML 5
> Authoring Guidelines and checked it into CVS.  At this stage, it's very
> rough draft and effectively just an outline of how it could be written.
> http://dev.w3.org/html5/html-author/
> -- 
> Lachlan Hunt - Opera Software
> http://lachy.id.au/
> http://www.opera.com/
> </quote>
> i am a member of the HTML WG and currently serve as the liaison between
> the HTML WG and the AUWG and UAWG -- MichaelC is also involved in (or at
> least closely monitors) HTML5 work, and he has done an excellent job
> of keeping tabs on developments in that arena as they may affect WCAG
> and ARIA; i think it is essential at this point in the process, that the
> AU, GL and UA working groups (and possibly the EO working group)
> immediately step forward and offer to participate in the drafting of:
> * Authoring Guidelines for HTML5
> * Authoring Tool Conformance Requirements for HTML5
> * User Agent Conformance Requirements for HTML5
> we have an opportunity to be present at the creation, and it is our
> role as W3C working groups to provide guidance to the HTML WG in the 3
> areas listed above, especially when it comes to integrating accessibility,
> usability, and interoperability into W3C technical specifications... we
> need to have a seat at the tables where and a voice in the process when
> these issues are discussed and determined, so that accessibility concerns
> and the importance of the end user experience (over implementor/developer
> convenience) are considered from the very beginning, so that the
> requirements and guidelines reflect a bottom-up, rather than a trickle
> down approach to problem solving...
> please let me know how i, as a member of the HTML working group, as well
> as 1 of 6 delegates to the joint forms/html task force on forms, can be
> of assistance, other than constantly pointing the HTML WG in the direction
> of the user agent and authoring tool activities working groups, and
> periodically forwarding information which i believe to be of immediate
> import...
> gregory.
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>                                               -- Mark Twain
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> Gregory J. Rosmaita: oedipus@hicom.net
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