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Re: How to make complex data tables more accessible to screen-reader users

From: Shelley Powers <shelley.just@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 6 Jul 2009 09:29:29 -0500
Message-ID: <643cc0270907060729t507fd98ejb93e13fec89552d2@mail.gmail.com>
To: Sam Ruby <rubys@intertwingly.net>
Cc: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>, public-html@w3.org
> But since you directed your question to me, I'll give my personal input,
> independent of my role as co-chair.  I personally favor votes being held on
> concrete spec text as opposed to essays.  Such votes are unambiguous and
> enable readers to evaluate the consequences of the alternatives in context.
>  I'm concerned that doing anything else will lead to further
> misunderstandings, requests for clarifications, and votes.
> But I'm quite willing that put my opinions aside.  If the consensus of the
> working group is to have a vote on either a set of short essays or on a
> comprehensive wiki page, then I'm willing to both facilitate the vote and to
> attempt to evaluate consensus on the results.
> - Sam Ruby

I agree with Sam, in that I would prefer actual specification text...
with one caveat.

That we understand we're voting on the basic concepts outlined in the
text, and not necessarily voting on the exact text that will appear in
the published HTML 5 specification.

I think it's important that we be able to recommend modifications to
the text at a later time, in order to ensure its clarity and
consistency with the document as a whole. We should be able to do so
without changing the underlying concepts.

Apologies to the group for sending a redundant email, if the above is
implicitly understood.

Received on Monday, 6 July 2009 14:30:10 UTC

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