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headers attribute debate

From: Patrick H. Lauke <redux@splintered.co.uk>
Date: Sat, 26 May 2007 19:45:36 +0100
Message-ID: <46588050.4080804@splintered.co.uk>
To: HTML WG <public-html@w3.org>

With regards to the recent debate over the (removal, or non-inclusion, 
or "not-yet-included-until-proven-useful") headers attribute: in areas 
where potential impact on accessibility has been identified by a group 
member, further advice should probably be sought from WAI and the PFWG, 
as per charter (see email below from Judy Brewer).


-------- Original Message --------
Subject: Re: WAI mandate to work with other WGs?
Date: Thu, 24 May 2007 00:49:53 -0400
From: Judy Brewer <jbrewer@w3.org>
To: Patrick H. Lauke <redux@splintered.co.uk>
CC: WAI Interest Group <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>,	Al Gilman 
<alfred.s.gilman@ieee.org>, Michael Cooper <cooper@w3.org>


Here is additional information on your question about what role WAI has in
working with other W3C Working Groups to ensure the accessibility of W3C
specifications currently under development.

WAI's Protocols and Formats Working Group (PFWG) has, as part of its
mission, reviewing specifications under development in other W3C Working
Groups in to ensure consideration of accessibility-related needs.
PFWG's home page is at
Its charter, describing its scope of work is available
and there is a page describing participation

For the purpose you describe, participation on the wai-xtech list (see the
PFWG participation page above) would be a good place to discuss
accessibility issues that you are tracking in the HTML Working Group.
Because of the volume of work that PFWG needs to monitor, it is helpful to
have people on wai-xtech monitoring the HTML WG traffic, and catching
issues that need discussion.

In addition, the HTML WG has requirements in their charter to work with
WAI, and
PFWG in particular:

I've copying Al Gilman, Chair of PFWG; and Michael Cooper, Staff Contact
for PFWG; so that you can also be in touch with them as needed.


- Judy

Patrick H. Lauke
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