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getting feedback from other w3c "accessibility" lists (was: A better ALT)

From: Gregory J. Rosmaita <oedipus@hicom.net>
Date: Sat, 18 Aug 2007 01:26:34 -0400
To: public-html@w3.org, wai-xtech@w3.org, Sander Tekelenburg <st@isoc.nl>
Message-Id: <20070818044557.M31719@hicom.net>

aloha, sander!

in your introduction to "A better Alt", post to public-html, 
you wrote, quote:
> I'm not sure exactly which other W3C ("accessibility") lists 
> should be asked for feedback. If you do, please ping them.

i would strongly suggest that technical issues one wishes to bring 
to the attention of or solicit an opinion from the WAI activity at 
the W3C is to cross-post pertinent posts to wai-xtech@w3.org

archived at:


wai-xtech is a catch-all list where technical and implementation
issues are discussed in a pan-working group forum...  wai-xtech 
provides a space for members of the member-confidential Protocols 
& Formats Working Group (PF WG - http://www.w3.org/WAI/PF), the 
Authoring Tool Working Group (ATAG - http://www.w3.org/WAI/AU), the 
Evaluation & Repair Tools Working Group (ERT - http://www.w3.org/WAI/ER), 
the User Agent Accessibility Guidelines Working Group (UAAG - 
http://www.w3.org/WAI/UA) and the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 
Working Group (WCAG - http://www.w3.org/WAI/GL), to share information 
and coordinate on issues that affect one or more of the working groups' 
work.  it is the place which is also home to the DHTML Style Guide 
Subteam and is required reading for members of the Protocols and Formats 
(PF) working group...  it is a central repository to which i and others 
in this working group have cross-posted to from this list (public-html) 
on issues of direct import to the various WAI working groups...  it is 
not a typical list, in that the level of discussion tends to be 
technically sophisticated, on point, and in a place where it can not 
only be accessed by all of the WAI working groups, but every other 
W3C working group, many of which have solicited advice and techniques
from those working in the WAI activity by posting to wai-xtech.

so, if anyone on public-html wants to solicit the advice of the wide
variety of resources available from the WAI activity's working groups,
it is highly recommended that they cross-post their post to wai-xtech
so that the entire WAI community can comment upon proposals, 
implementation mechanisms, techniques of exposition, the need for 
multiple means of rendering equivalent content -- in isolation, in 
context, on user demand, side-by-side with the object for which the 
equivalent content has been defined so as to aid the user in the 
comprehension of processing of and/or flow of the object...

it is a resource which the HTML WG should take advantage of -- 
particularly the resources listed on the HTML wiki page located at:


as well as those included with the WAI's first formal request 
for collaboration, which is wikified at:


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as distinguished from the Liberal, who wishes to replace them 
with others.         -- Ambrose Bierce, _The Devil's Dictionary_
             Gregory J. Rosmaita, oedipus@hicom.net
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---------- Original Message -----------
From: Sander Tekelenburg <st@isoc.nl>
To: public-html@w3.org
Sent: Sat, 18 Aug 2007 06:13:23 +0200
Subject: A better ALT

> I've added <http://esw.w3.org/topic/HTML/ABetterAlt> to the wiki.
> This is an attempt to assemble the previous weeks' discussion of 
> a possible unification of equivalents markup, which ended with 
> <alt for=idref type=MIMEtype title="advisory inormation">. I've 
> also expaned a bit on how UAs should handle <alt>. Not a 
> complete parsing algorithm yet, but it may provide a starting 
> point for that discussion :)
> I'm bound to have forgotten things and misrepresented opinions,
>  so please improve the page.
> I'm not sure exactly which other W3C ("accessibility") lists 
> should be asked for feedback. If you do, please ping them.
> Hope this is useful
> [Apologies for not having provided a decent description of the 
> changes for the wiki's changelog. Even though the preview 
> indicated perfect happiness with my example markup enclosed in 
> {{{ and }}}, upon save the wiki refused. In looking for a 
> solution, I ended up losing the descriptions for the changelog entries.]
> -- 
> Sander Tekelenburg
> The Web Repair Initiative: <http://webrepair.org/>
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