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

From: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>
Date: Wed, 08 Jul 2009 01:42:34 -0700
Cc: Joshue O Connor <joshue.oconnor@cfit.ie>, public-html@w3.org, wai-xtech@w3.org
Message-id: <619BC4D1-B29B-487D-B0BD-E40DCFD9D8D4@apple.com>
To: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>

I'd like to ask, at this point, if we have consensus on the new state  
of the spec on this, and can forgo a vote.

  - Maciej

On Jul 8, 2009, at 1:31 AM, Ian Hickson wrote:

>
> 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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