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

From: Avneesh Singh <avneesh.sg@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 10 Oct 2019 11:19:16 +0530
Message-ID: <15FC7141B8EA46C996BBD43C39386933@DESKTOPG923ARA>
To: "White, Jason J" <jjwhite@ets.org>, "Janina Sajka" <janina@rednote.net>, "Accessible Platform Architectures Administration" <public-apa-admin@w3.org>
Cc: "Wendy Reid" <wendy.reid@rakuten.com>, "Matt-Garrish" <matt.garrish@gmail.com>, "Ivan Herman" <ivan@w3.org>, "'Garth Conboy'" <garth@google.com>, "Marisa" <marisa.demeglio@gmail.com>
Thanks Jason,

I am providing my comments inline and copying to the PWG chairs and Editors 
for further discussions. Also copying chair of sync media CG.

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.

Avneesh: Request to PWG editors to look into these.

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.

Avneesh: Sync media is a CG at this time. This is why we have non-normative 
reference to it. I believe that W3C process allows it.
There is a possibility that sync media can go to rec track in future, but 
the PWG charter ends in mid of next year, so it cannot happen during this 
short time period.
Copying Ivan and Marisa for further comments.

With regards

-----Original Message-----
From: Janina Sajka <janina@rednote.net>
Sent: Wednesday, October 9, 2019 2:13 PM
To: Accessible Platform Architectures Administration 
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

Linux Foundation Fellow
Executive Chair, Accessibility 

The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI)
Chair, Accessible Platform 


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