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Conflicting advice and requirements

From: Steve Faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 14 Jun 2011 11:18:29 +0100
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I have wirtten a blog post detailing the differences between the normative
accessibility requirements and advice in the HTML5 spec  and HTML living
standards
The details and ensuing discussion you may find interesting.


HTML is currently defined in multiple documents, each purporting to be
*THE*definition of HTML/HTML5. The documents are developed, published
and maintained by 2 separate organisations. The 2 organisations have
differing
development models, one (W3C) employs a consensus
process<http://dev.w3.org/html5/decision-policy/decision-policy.html>for
resolving conflicts about the normative and informative content of the
HTML specification, in the other (WHATWG) all decisions about what is in the
specification are made by one
person<
http://wiki.whatwg.org/wiki/FAQ#Which_group_has_authority_in_the_event_of_a_dispute.3F
>(the
editor, Ian Hickson).

http://www.paciellogroup.com/blog/2011/06/html5-accessibility-chops-conflicting-advice-and-requirements/

-- 
with regards

Steve Faulkner
Technical Director - TPG

www.paciellogroup.com | www.HTML5accessibility.com |
www.twitter.com/stevefaulkner
HTML5: Techniques for providing useful text alternatives -
dev.w3.org/html5/alt-techniques/
Web Accessibility Toolbar - www.paciellogroup.com/resources/wat-ie-about.html
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