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Re: PROPOSAL: Procedure to Promote Progress With Accessibility Issues in HTML5

From: Sam Ruby <rubys@intertwingly.net>
Date: Mon, 20 Jul 2009 06:02:05 -0400
Message-ID: <4A64409D.6060707@intertwingly.net>
To: Laura Carlson <laura.lee.carlson@gmail.com>
CC: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>, Chris Wilson <Chris.Wilson@microsoft.com>, HTML WG <public-html@w3.org>, W3C WAI-XTECH <wai-xtech@w3.org>, wai-liaison@w3.org, Janina Sajka <janina@rednote.net>, "Michael(tm) Smith" <mike@w3.org>, Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org>, Michael Cooper <cooper@w3.org>, Gez Lemon <gez.lemon@gmail.com>, Robert J Burns <rob@robburns.com>, schwer@us.ibm.com, sfaulkner@paciellogroup.com, John Foliot <foliot@wats.ca>
Laura Carlson wrote:
>> My suggestion is that everbody focus on filling public-html (and
>> wai-xtech and the teleconferences) with actual concrete proposals.
> Our proposal is real.

I was unclear.  I meant concrete technical proposals on specific 
features to add to the work products of the HTML Working Group (i.e., 

As an aside, you seem to want to increase collaboration.  As a general 
rule, it is best to start with an open discussion, on public-html. 
Starting with a PROPOSAL with ten signatories is an anti-pattern, i.e., 
something to be avoided.

I realize that people are frustrated[1].  John says that "supposedly" 
there is an open issue.  There is no supposedly about it.  There is an 
issue[2], and its status is open.  Yes, on summary Ian has proposed 
specific spec text.  To the best of my knowledge, he is the only one who 
has done so.

I am looking forward to concrete proposals on this issue.  Failing that, 
I am looking forward to an open discussion on the wording of a vote or 
straw poll.  Failing that, I am fully prepared to recommend that we 
proceed with the one and only tangible proposal that we do have.

> Best Regards,
> Laura

- Sam Ruby

[1] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-html/2009Jul/0572.html
[2] http://www.w3.org/html/wg/tracker/issues/32
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