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

From: Joshue O Connor <joshue.oconnor@cfit.ie>
Date: Wed, 08 Jul 2009 15:09:23 +0100
Message-ID: <4A54A893.70503@cfit.ie>
To: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Cc: public-html@w3.org, wai-xtech@w3.org
Hi Ian,

> 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.

Those suggestions are reasonable. Noted.


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