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RE: [html4all] HTML5 Alternative Text, and Authoring Tools

From: John Foliot <foliot@wats.ca>
Date: Mon, 12 May 2008 15:57:48 -0700
To: "'Anne van Kesteren'" <annevk@opera.com>, "'Matt Morgan-May'" <mattmay@adobe.com>
Cc: "'HTML Working Group'" <public-html@w3.org>, "'W3C WAI-XTECH'" <wai-xtech@w3.org>
Message-ID: <014501c8b483$99f47770$413142ab@stanford.edu>

Anne van Kesteren wrote:
> On Mon, 12 May 2008 22:09:23 +0200, Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org>
> wrote: 
>> On Mon, 2008-05-12 at 13:04 -0700, Matt Morgan-May wrote:
>>> Taken together, it's
>>> reasonable to conclude that accessibility is not being taken
>>> seriously, ... 
>> fair enough.
> I don't really see how this is fair. That there's disagreement over
> certain things related to accessibility doesn't mean that
> accessibility isn't taken seriously. It just means that not everyone
> is on the same side of the table when it comes to that subject.

Given the acrimonious tone of most of the discussions regarding
accessibility and HTML5 almost since the inception of public-html@w3c.org,
it *is* fair to say that one side of the table is less than receptive to the
advice of the other side of the table, demanding evidence and proof of
claims while at the same time failing to deliver the same from their side.
When the defacto W3C group encharged with "accessibility" makes an official
response, only to have it wholesale dismissed by the editor, it is not hard
to see how reaching the conclusion that Matt has reached would be a hard

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