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[Bug 10853] HTML5 lacks a verbose description mechanism

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Date: Wed, 20 Oct 2010 15:00:57 +0000
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--- Comment #6 from Shelley Powers <shelleyp@burningbird.net> 2010-10-20 15:00:55 UTC ---
It's inappropriate to remove TrackerRequest because this bug is only
incidentally related to the Issue 30 decision.

The Issue 30 decision made longdesc obsolete, but did not provide any
alternative method. This bug is about providing an alternative. The editor
refuses to do so, therefore it is acceptable to handle this request separate
from Issue 30.

I noticed that a TrackerIssue keyword has been added for this item, but it's
been tied to Issue 30. Issue 30 is a done deal, it's over and done with. There
is a formal objection tied to that decision, but that shouldn't stop work on
creating a viable alternative. 

It's important that the HTML WG work consistently, and the effort around this
bug has been anything but consistent. It's also important that the co-chairs
allow the process they designed to actually work, and for the W3C to honor its
own procedural commitments.

I agree on this being a TrackerIssue. I do not agree that this should be
associated with a previously decided issue, because this bug is not asking that
longdesc be returned, but that something be created to provide the
functionality that longdesc provided. The original bug provided very clear and
very concise requirements for this replacement.

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