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RE: Call for Consensus: longdesc stand-alone spec

From: David MacDonald <david100@sympatico.ca>
Date: Thu, 19 Dec 2013 20:19:06 -0500
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From: Steve Faulkner [mailto:faulkner.steve@gmail.com] 
Sent: December 19, 2013 9:26 AM
To: Charles McCathie Nevile
Cc: public-html-a11y@w3.org
Subject: Re: Call for Consensus: longdesc stand-alone spec






HTML 5.1 <http://www.w3.org/html/wg/drafts/html/master/> 


On 19 December 2013 02:48, Charles McCathie Nevile <chaals@yandex-team.ru>


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.

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

Charles McCathie Nevile - Consultant (web standards) CTO Office, Yandex
      chaals@yandex-team.ru         Find more at http://yandex.com

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