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RE: Some significant items for discussion on "What is a Web Publication?"

From: Bill Kasdorf <bkasdorf@apexcovantage.com>
Date: Tue, 24 Jan 2017 17:02:58 +0000
To: "Liam R. E. Quin" <liam@w3.org>, "ptykodi@tykodi.com" <ptykodi@tykodi.com>, 'Nick Ruffilo' <nickruffilo@gmail.com>
CC: 'Leonard Rosenthol' <lrosenth@adobe.com>, 'W3C Digital Publishing IG' <public-digipub-ig@w3.org>, 'Ivan Herman' <ivan@w3.org>
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Which btw is exactly the strategy the IDPF just used in publishing its new Accessibility 1.0 specification, which is based on W3C accessibility specs (WCAG, WAI-ARIA, etc.): it's deliberately a separate spec from EPUB 3.n so it's referenceable not only by any EPUB-family spec but external specs as well (e.g., procurement specifications for universities).

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From: Liam R. E. Quin [mailto:liam@w3.org] 
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Subject: Re: Some significant items for discussion on "What is a Web Publication?"

On Mon, 2017-01-23 at 11:55 -0500, Paul Tykodi wrote:
> One observation regarding accessibility. I believe that the future 
> consumers of WP and PWP content will expect the standard describing 
> these formats to explain very concretely “how” to make WP or PWP 
> content accessible.

To some extent perhaps - although for HTML (say) we have WCAG and other documents, a separate suite of publications.

I agree that we (W3C) need to end up with such descriptions, but it doesn't all have to be in PWP and probably shouldn't be, so that it can be updated at different rates and by different people.

Liam


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