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Call for Consensus: longdesc stand-alone spec

From: Janina Sajka <janina@rednote.net>
Date: Thu, 19 Dec 2013 21:50:51 -0500
To: public-html-a11y@w3.org
Message-ID: <20131220025051.GA9247@concerto.rednote.net>


Charles Nevile writes:
> 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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