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Re: ACTION-128: Draft @summary voting text in conjunction with PF

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Wed, 8 Jul 2009 08:31:45 +0000 (UTC)
To: Joshue O Connor <joshue.oconnor@cfit.ie>
Cc: public-html@w3.org, wai-xtech@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.62.0907080826590.1053@hixie.dreamhostps.com>

Joshue,

Given the recent changes to the spec, two of the options I previously 
suggested for the vote are now equivalent, so I propose we change the 
options we propose to the working group this Thursday to:

   What do you think HTML5 should say about making complex data tables
   more accessible?

    ( ) HTML5 should encourage authors to use the summary="" attribute
        that was introduced in HTML4.

    ( ) The text currently in the HTML5 spec, discouraging summary="" but 
        encouraging other mechanisms for describing tables, is fine.
        http://www.whatwg.org/specs/web-apps/current-work/multipage/tabular-data.html#table-descriptions

    ( ) Something else, described below.

   If you said "something else", please describe it here: [_____]
 
I think if we have these options we should definitely also include a 
150-word essay for each of the first two options, written by proponents of 
those options, that argue each case, so that people who aren't familiar 
with the issues can read up on them before voting.

What do you think? Is this what we should propose to the working group? 
Sam informs me that we're supposed to decide this by tomorrow (Thursday), 
for presentation to the group by the conference call.

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