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Re: CHANGE PROPOSAL: Table Summary

From: Denis Boudreau <dboudreau@webconforme.com>
Date: Tue, 01 Dec 2009 18:12:51 -0500
Cc: 'Matt May' <mattmay@adobe.com>, 'Ian Hickson' <ian@hixie.ch>, 'Cynthia Shelly' <cyns@microsoft.com>, 'HTML Accessibility Task Force' <public-html-a11y@w3.org>
Message-id: <5D158580-CB98-4935-BBAC-A46E9172F987@webconforme.com>
To: John Foliot <jfoliot@stanford.edu>
Good day,

On 1-Dec-09, at 6:02 PM, John Foliot wrote:

> Matt May wrote:
>> On Dec 1, 2009, at 2:40 PM, Ian Hickson wrote:
>>> Specifically, I feel two of the requests -- adding summary="" and
>>> orientation="" -- are actually likely to cause harm to accessibility
>>> overall rather than help it.
>> Yes, yes. We've heard this many times before from you. Now, instead  
>> of
>> just repeating the same old statement without evidence, how about
>> backing it up?
> I have to side with Matt here - Ian's statement of fact is not based  
> on
> any publicly available data; he simply says that we must trust him  
> on it.
> Sorry, no can do. Ian is entitled to his *opinion* here, but the
> specification cannot hinge on only one man's opinion.

For all it's worth, as I've stated before in the past and as a silent  
but nonetheless member of this list, I stand by Matt and John on this  

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