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RE: 48-Hour Call for Consensus (CfC): Support for Audiobook

From: White, Jason J <jjwhite@ets.org>
Date: Wed, 9 Oct 2019 18:47:24 +0000
To: Janina Sajka <janina@rednote.net>, Accessible Platform Architectures Administration <public-apa-admin@w3.org>
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I would like to raise both editorial and substantive matters.

I note the following two editorial issues in the draft:

Section 2.1.1: "Resources within the bounds of a [sic] Audiobook" should read "an Audiobook".

Section 2.2.8: the link to "Synchronized Media" gives me a 404 error.

More substantively, section 2.2.8 is non-normative. However, it "recommends" use of the Synchronized Media Note to create an accessible audio book - that's the apparently broken link. Moreover, shouldn't this "Synchronized Media" note be on a W3C Recommendation track, and cited here as a normative reference as the Web standard for achieving the desired synchronization? Alternatively, I suppose it could be cited non-normatively as work in progress, if this is allowed by W3C publication policy - but it should still be on a Rec track if it's effectively a specification.

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From: Janina Sajka <janina@rednote.net>
Sent: Wednesday, October 9, 2019 2:13 PM
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Subject: 48-Hour Call for Consensus (CfC): Support for Audiobook



With apologies for the double posting, the first with an old Subject.

This is a Call for Consensus (CfC) to the Accessible Platform Architectures (APA) Working Group. Digital Publishing is seeking our agreement to publish the audiobook profile for publication manifest as a W3C specification and believe it is ready to move to Candidate Recommendation status.


I have reviewed this specification as my Action 2209, but our wider group consensus is being sought.


This CfC is now open for objection, comment, as well as statements of support via email. Silence will be interpreted as support, though messages of support are certainly welcome.

If you object to this proposed action, or have comments concerning this proposal, please respond by replying on list to this message no later than 23:59 (Midnight) Boston Time, Friday 11 October.


NOTE: This Call for Consensus is being conducted in accordance with the APA Decision Policy published at:



Janina Sajka

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