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Re: request a heartbeat publication of HTML5: Techniques for providing useful text alternatives

From: Robin Berjon <robin@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 10 Oct 2014 14:37:48 +0200
Message-ID: <5437D31C.9070008@w3.org>
To: Steve Faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>, Sam Ruby <rubys@us.ibm.com>, Paul Cotton <Paul.Cotton@microsoft.com>, Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>
CC: "public-html-admin@w3.org" <public-html-admin@w3.org>
On 10/10/2014 14:01 , Steve Faulkner wrote:
> As It is unclear when  the document will be published as a note and what
> direction the planned changes will take I consider it a reasonable
> request that  a heartbeat draft be published by the HTML WG  before the
> new editor(s) start work on the document. In its current form the
> document accurately reflects the related advice on provision of text
> alternatives contained in the HTML5 PR specification [1]. The current
> HTML5: Techniques for providing useful text alternatives WD
> http://www.w3.org/TR/html-alt-techniques/ is 2 years old and is largely
> obsolete. I consider it an important of the review process to be able to
> have a stable up to date snapshot of the document in its current form
> available for myself and others who intend to contribute feedback as the
> document changes.


We shouldn't let documents languish without updates for any length of 
time, let alone two years, particularly when we do have an update. A 
heartbeat is a heartbeat and if there's a new one coming then it can 
ship whenever it's ready.

I can't wait for automatic publication on commits!

Robin Berjon - http://berjon.com/ - @robinberjon
Received on Friday, 10 October 2014 12:38:07 UTC

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