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Re: Call for Consensus: longdesc stand-alone spec

From: Leif Halvard Silli <xn--mlform-iua@xn--mlform-iua.no>
Date: Thu, 19 Dec 2013 22:19:58 +0100
To: Charles McCathie Nevile <chaals@yandex-team.ru>
Cc: "public-html-a11y@w3.org" <public-html-a11y@w3.org>
Message-ID: <20131219221958350988.978427cc@xn--mlform-iua.no>

Leif Halvard Silli

Charles McCathie Nevile, Thu, 19 Dec 2013 03:48:07 +0100:
> 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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