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Re: Call for Implementations: HTML5 Image Description Extension (longdesc)

From: Adam Powell <adam@adaminfinitum.com>
Date: Wed, 13 Aug 2014 02:28:14 -0400
Message-ID: <CALsiKnOi39yEVws9ZyB6FUO7HX3zVDGPWuLuEsU0MFb4w+nefg@mail.gmail.com>
To: Shawn Henry <shawn@w3.org>
Cc: WAI Interest Group <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>

I'm replying to this working group, rather than the HTML Accessibility Task
Force list because I have a question about what I should do to contribute.

I am unfamiliar with the phrase 'Call For Implementations."

It sounds as if we should create webpages that follow the draft's
details/specifications so that it can be tested but I don't recall ever
having seen this step before.

I reviewed the linked pages for guidance but all the mentions of
"implementation" seem to be guidance for authors and user agents.

Can anyone clarify?


*Adam Powell*
Learn more at my website: Adam Infinitum <http://www.adaminfinitum.com>

On Tue, Aug 12, 2014 at 11:15 AM, Shawn Henry <shawn@w3.org> wrote:

> Dear WAI Interest Group Participants,
> The HTML Accessibility Task Force [1], which is a joint task force of the
> Protocols and Formats Working Group (PFWG) and the HTML Working Group (HTML
> WG), invites implementations of the HTML5 Image Description Extension
> Candidate Recommendation at:
>         http://www.w3.org/TR/html-longdesc
> This specification ("HTML-longdesc") enables web authors to provide longer
> textual descriptions for complex images. HTML-longdesc is an extension
> specification that is part of the HTML5 family of specifications [2].
> HTML-longdesc is part of W3C's work to ensure that the Open Web Platform
> [3] is accessible to people with disabilities [4].
> This Candidate Recommendation addresses comments received during the Last
> Call Working Draft period. The HTML Accessibility Task Force has developed
> tests and reviewed implementations during this period, and seeks to confirm
> these implementations during Candidate Recommendation. Additional
> information on implementations is welcome. "Candidate Recommendation" and
> the next stages are described in How WAI Develops Accessibility Guidelines
> through the W3C Process: Milestones and Opportunities to Contribute at: <
> http://www.w3.org/WAI/intro/w3c-process>
> A list of changes since the previous publication and specific questions
> for review are available from the Change History section at:
>         http://www.w3.org/TR/2014/CR-html-longdesc-20140812/
> Overview.html#changes
> Please send any additional implementation information to the
> publicly-archived HTML Accessibility Task Force mailing list:
>         public-html-a11y@w3.org
>         *by 26 August 2014*
> About the URI:
> The first URI above goes to the latest version of the specification. The
> "dated" version of this Working Draft is: <http://www.w3.org/TR/2014/WD-
> html-longdesc-20140812/> The difference between these URIs is explained
> in Referencing and Linking to WAI Guidelines and Technical Documents at: <
> http://www.w3.org/WAI/intro/linking>
> Please let us know if you have any questions.
> Feel free to circulate this message to other lists; please avoid
> cross-postings where possible.
> Thank you in advance for your comments.
> Regards,
> Shawn Henry, WAI Outreach Coordinator
> Charles Nevile, HTML Accessibility Task Force Co-Facilitator
> Janina Sajka, HTML Accessibility Task Force Co-Facilitator
> Liam Quinn, HTML Accessibility Task Force Team Contact
> Judy Brewer, WAI Director
> Philippe Le Hegaret, Interaction Domain Lead
> [1] Task Force <http://www.w3.org/WAI/PF/html-accessibility-tf.html>
> [2] Blog about extension specifications <http://www.w3.org/QA/2012/09/
> getting_html5_to_recommendatio>
> [3] Open Web Platform standards <http://www.w3.org/standards/>
> [4] Accessibility - W3C <http://www.w3.org/standards/
> webdesign/accessibility>
> -----
> Shawn Lawton Henry
> W3C Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI)
> Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
> e-mail: shawn@w3.org
> phone: +1.617.395.7664
> about: http://www.w3.org/People/Shawn/
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