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RE: Call for Consensus: longdesc stand-alone spec

From: Adrian Roselli <Roselli@algonquinstudios.com>
Date: Thu, 19 Dec 2013 15:11:38 +0000
To: Charles McCathie Nevile <chaals@yandex-team.ru>, "public-html-a11y@w3.org" <public-html-a11y@w3.org>
Message-ID: <0CB063710346B446A5B5DC305BF8EA3E2DFC0713@Ex2010MBX.development.algonquinstudios.com>
I support this.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Charles McCathie Nevile [mailto:chaals@yandex-team.ru]
> Sent: Wednesday, December 18, 2013 9:48 PM
> Hello,
> this is a call for Consensus on the following proposition:
> The HTML Accessibility Task Force requests that the HTML Image Description
> Extension be treated as a stand-alone specification, published if possible as a
> Recommendation as fast as it meets the relevant process requirements.
> Positive responses are preferred but silence will be considered assent.
> Responses will be accepted until midnight Hawaiian time Tuesday 31st
> December 2013.
> Background:
> This issue has been discussed at numerous Task Force teleconferences.
> While the specification depends on the img element in the HTML5
> specification, it appears very unlikely that that element will be changed in a
> way that breaks the dependency. Current W3C Policy, as demonstrated in
> precedents such as the Geolocation API, Web Storage, and the Widget
> Interface, allows a specification to move forward if its normative references
> are considered highly stable even if they are not formally completed.
> This would therefore allow the HTML Image Description Extension to
> progress in a "natural" timeframe, rather than being held up for a purely
> administrative restriction on publishing.
> For the Task Force
> chaals
> co-coordinator
> --
> Charles McCathie Nevile - Consultant (web standards) CTO Office, Yandex
>        chaals@yandex-team.ru         Find more at http://yandex.com

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