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Re: consensus and last call

From: Steven Faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 24 Jun 2009 12:23:49 +0100
Message-ID: <55687cf80906240423y29107d2t3d5d1fd863f91f09@mail.gmail.com>
To: Sam Ruby <rubys@intertwingly.net>
Cc: HTMLWG WG <public-html@w3.org>, www-archive <www-archive@w3.org>
hi Sam,

"if it is the case that canvas is not accessible, and that there is
strong agreement on "We will design all features so as to ensure that
they are accessible to users with disabilities", then I would simply
suggest we delay Last Call until this is addressed."

There is nothing hypothetical about the inaccessibility of canvas
content and accessible design is a cornertsone of W3C philosophy, so I
would suggest that unless it is resolved before October, it would
contribute to a delay.


> Another topic I don't like to spend much time on is "gate keepers",
> particularly when we have a W3C team contact who is willing to give write
> access to the document repository for the group to anybody with a credible
> offer to edit a specification:

The issue is not the ability to edit "a specification" it is the
ability of the "working group" to effect change of the html 5
specification.
In regards to editing a spec I personally don't really see this as
useful, you made a request in relation to the summary attribute to do
this, which i did [1], earlier a group of us worked on a proposal
about the alt attribute [2], the fate of both of these spec proposals
is still contigent on the decision of the editor, not the "working
group".



[1] http://esw.w3.org/topic/HTML/SummaryForTABLE/SummarySpecification#head-1172663079b5b6cd73b38e71357ad22f8108cc72
[2] http://esw.w3.org/topic/HTML/Action54AltAttribute

regards
stevef
Received on Wednesday, 24 June 2009 11:35:54 GMT

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