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Re: RESOLUTION to modify text alternative change proposal and reject WAI CG's consensus recommendation

From: Laura Carlson <laura.lee.carlson@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 12 Apr 2010 11:23:59 -0500
Message-ID: <k2t1c8dbcaa1004120923v50f98796yf07d67077a2c900@mail.gmail.com>
To: Gez Lemon <g.lemon@webprofession.com>, Janina Sajka <janina@rednote.net>
Cc: HTML Accessibility Task Force <public-html-a11y@w3.org>, "Michael(tm) Smith" <mike@w3.org>, Michael Cooper <cooper@w3.org>, Judy Brewer <jbrewer@w3.org>
Hello Everyone,

On 4/9/10, Gez Lemon <g.lemon@webprofession.com> wrote:
>>> I would rather the specification be correct, rather than
>>> trying to satisfy someone's validator. There aren't even any
>>> guarantees it will be flagged as a warning by this validator; just a
>>> suggestion that it's more likely to be accepted as a warning in this
>>> validator if the accessibility task force are willing to compromise.

On 4/10/10, Janina Sajka <janina@rednote.net> wrote:
>> Hi, Gez:
>> One correction to what you write ...
>> Our compromise is contingent. The WCAG pointers are required or there's
>> no deal. That's why we say "normative."

On 4/11/10, Laura Carlson <laura.lee.carlson@gmail.com> wrote:
> I support adding a HTML5 mandate for all validators to point to WCAG.
> It would enhance  the teachable moment. If in fact it is in the realm
> of HTML5 to make this mandate. I have reported it as separate bug
> so Ian can consider it and so that that it can be run through the HTML
> working group process.
> But bug 9485 is separate and in addition to the change proposal which
> implements WAI-CG's recommendation.

This bug is resolved WONTFIX.

Bug 9485: "Mandate in HTML5 that all conformance checkers and
validators must refer to the appropriate WCAG document and section
that provides remedial guidance to authors whenever text alternatives
are unknown or missing"
Change Description: no spec change

Best Regards,
Laura L. Carlson
Received on Monday, 12 April 2010 16:24:36 UTC

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