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Re: Fwd: Draft of @summary text for HTML 5 poll

From: Lachlan Hunt <lachlan.hunt@lachy.id.au>
Date: Fri, 24 Jul 2009 00:21:14 +0200
Message-ID: <4A68E25A.5020307@lachy.id.au>
Cc: HTML WG <public-html@w3.org>
Joshue O Connor wrote:
> @summary draft text for HTML poll.
> Overview
> HTML 5 needs a mechanism to provide a data table with a summary. An
> explicitly associated, programmatic feature is required in order to
> provide an overview of tabular data or a brief explanation of how to
> navigate a data table for people who use Assistive Technology (AT)...
[snip - remainder of draft]

The content of that read more like a position statment than a any kind 
of poll.  It seemed to focus a great deal on the claimed benefits of 
@summary and the reasons it should be conforming, with no mention of any 
of the counter claims or rebuttals.  Having such a position statement is 
certainly useful, and it would be useful if we also had a similar 
position statement(s) outlining the opposing viewpoints.  But I don't 
think such a thing is suitable for the questionnaire itself, which I 
thought was intended to determine the level of support for the various 
options to deal with @summary.

Lachlan Hunt - Opera Software
Received on Thursday, 23 July 2009 22:21:57 UTC

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