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Re: clarification sought on publishing alt text document as a WG note

From: Sam Ruby <rubys@intertwingly.net>
Date: Tue, 14 Oct 2014 07:48:22 -0400
Message-ID: <543D0D86.1070607@intertwingly.net>
To: public-html-a11y@w3.org
On 10/08/2014 03:57 PM, Janina Sajka wrote:
> Hi, Steve:
> Steven Faulkner writes:
>> For future reference and in attempting to better understand how the process
>> works, can I please get an explanation of how a document[3] that it was
>> agreed by consensus at the start of June 2014 by the HTML WG [1] and the
>> HTML accessibility taskforce [2] was not published.
> I can understand your frustration. Completing this document as a W3C
> note seemed a pro forma task back in June to, I think, all of us. The
> approvals you note were indeed obtained. However, issues arose during
> the PF CfC, and things have devolved from there.

I can understand how that affects the final note, but I'm at a loss as 
to how that affects Steve's request for a heartbeat.

Normally the way things like these are handled is that the status 
section is updated with a warning and a link to the relevant bugs, and 
the heartbeat is published.

Two such bugs are linked in the previous heartbeat:


Is there any reason why such couldn't be done in this case?


Steve's request for a heartbeat:


What I have seen is:

+1 from Robin Berjon

+1 from David MacDonald

+1 from Shane McCarron

+1 from Gez Lemon

+1 from Billy Gregory

"seems worth doing" from David Singer

+1 from Grant Simpson

"supports the publication" from Léonie Watson

"prefer to see something with longdesc included, but don't think the 
continued wait serves any useful purpose." from you:

"I support publishing a heartbeat of the linked document, as-is." from 
Edward O'Connor


On the other side:
"object strongly to publish this as is, due to issues around the 
longdesc sensitivity" from Liam

"+1 to Liam" from John Foliot


Additionally, there were:

Procedural question by Janina:

Other questions from John Foliot:

- Sam Ruby
Received on Tuesday, 14 October 2014 11:48:50 UTC

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