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Call for Consensus (CfC): longdesc to CR; Deadline Extended

From: Janina Sajka <janina@rednote.net>
Date: Fri, 20 Jun 2014 18:54:19 -0400
To: public-html-a11y@w3.org
Message-ID: <20140620225419.GG7354@concerto.rednote.net>

This is a deadline extension to the Call for Consensus on the HTML5
Image Description Extension specification published at:


The reason for extending the comment deadline is that we have uncovered
an error of omission in the draft of the HTML5 Image Description
Extension specification identified by the above CfC. The result of this error
is that the  comment we accepted from Bug 24168 does not appear in the
language of Sec. 3.0.2 as published. The bug is at:


A further explanation of the error is available at:


Summary of Changes

The correct URI of the proposed document to review is:


As noted, we had accepted edits to the non-normative closing language in  Sec. 3.0.2 to read as follows:

  "Authors should not rely solely on longdesc where standards exist to
   provide direct, structured access.

        "For example a MathML version of mathematical content, or an SVG
	 image that uses the accessibility features of SVG, can provide
	 direct accessibility to users with
	 appropriate technology. In such cases, it is appropriate to
	 use those techniques in combination with longdesc."


If you have previously voiced your view on this CfC, and you agree with
the edits identified here, you need do nothing.

If you object to this proposed edit, or have comments or objections
concerning this Call for Consensus, please respond by replying on list
to this message no later than 23:59 (Midnight) Boston Time, Friday 27
June. As always, silence will be interpreted as ascent, though
statements of support are certainly welcome.

Janina, on behalf of the Task Force Facilitators


Janina Sajka,	Phone:	+1.443.300.2200
		Email:	janina@rednote.net

Linux Foundation Fellow
Executive Chair, Accessibility Workgroup:	http://a11y.org

The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI)
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