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Publishing Design Principles in Addition to Publishing the HTML5 Spec or Specs

From: Laura Carlson <laura.lee.carlson@gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 2 Aug 2009 05:39:48 -0500
Message-ID: <1c8dbcaa0908020339q6cf764e4gb6191772c76dc29f@mail.gmail.com>
To: HTML WG <public-html@w3.org>
Cc: W3C WAI-XTECH <wai-xtech@w3.org>, "wai-liaison@w3.org" <wai-liaison@w3.org>, Steve Faulkner <sfaulkner@paciellogroup.com>, Richard Schwerdtfeger <schwer@us.ibm.com>
Hi Sam,

You wrote to John [1]:

> The way I would prefer to proceed with issues like this is for people
> like yourself to draft an even-toned text expressing the fact that this
> is an "open issue" (indicated in red boxes in the document, and marked
> up with class="XXX") and for the draft to be published after this has
> been added to the document.  By even toned, I mean that things like
> "unresolved" and "direct contradiction with WCAG 2 Guidance" are fine,

In addition to publishing the spec or specs I suggest publishing the
Design Principles with an appropriate "open issue" marker, noting the
concern regarding the accessibility principle, if Maciej does not
incorporate the requested changes [2] [3].

The following is suggested text for the notice:

"The meaning of accessibility in the accessibility design principle
conflicts with the W3C Web Accessibility Initiative's meaning of
accessibility. [4] Other related unresolved issues have been
identified regarding the accessibility principle."

Best Regards,

[1] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-html/2009Jul/0908.html
[2] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-html/2009Jun/0661.html
[3] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-html/2009Jul/0249.html
[4] http://www.w3.org/WAI/intro/accessibility.php

Laura L. Carlson
Received on Sunday, 2 August 2009 10:40:24 UTC

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