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Re: PF Response: @Summary

From: Joshue O Connor <joshue.oconnor@cfit.ie>
Date: Wed, 08 Jul 2009 09:47:50 +0100
Message-ID: <4A545D36.7060409@cfit.ie>
To: Shelley Powers <shelley.just@gmail.com>
Cc: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>, David Poehlman <david.poehlman@handsontechnologeyes.com>, Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi>, Jim Jewett <jimjjewett@gmail.com>, Laura Carlson <laura.lee.carlson@gmail.com>, Janina Sajka <janina@rednote.net>, Sam Ruby <rubys@intertwingly.net>, Michael Cooper <cooper@w3.org>, W3C WAI Protocols & Formats <w3c-wai-pf@w3.org>, Gez Lemon <gez.lemon@gmail.com>, "wai-liaison@w3.org" <wai-liaison@w3.org>, John Foliot <jfoliot@stanford.edu>, www-archive <www-archive@w3.org>, HTML WG Public List <public-html@w3.org>
Ian Hickson<ian@hixie.ch> wrote:
>> On Tue, 7 Jul 2009, David Poehlman wrote:
>>> or we could help@summary do what it is supposed to do because it is the
>>> only means of effectively carrying out its task.
>> I disagree that it's the only means of effectively carrying out its task;
>> we've seen dozens of proposals that could all carry out the task at least
>> as effectively if used correctly, including many that are far more likely
>> to be used correctly than summary="".
[...]

Shelley Powers wrote:
> Dozens? I've only seen those in the Table Summary wiki, which
> incorporates support for summary as short term solution, and a few
> others have added, but have not been discussed since.

Yes, to say there are dozens of better solutions is a stretch.

>One by James
> Graham, and I think there was another, but I can't remember by who. I
> saw what you recently edited into the HTML 5 spec, and which we
> haven't discussed (recently at least, they may have been discussed in
> the past, since this issue has been discussed over two years).

James <details> idea IIRC is a good idea, and could be useful in
progressing the discussion when is comes to suggesting a better long
descriptor.

Cheers

Josh
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