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Re: Draft of @summary text for HTML 5 poll

From: Laura Carlson <laura.lee.carlson@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 24 Jul 2009 03:16:36 -0500
Message-ID: <1c8dbcaa0907240116l3a867c5fl3f2d51d4ca57adc2@mail.gmail.com>
To: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Cc: Sam Ruby <rubys@intertwingly.net>, HTML WG <public-html@w3.org>
Hi Ian,

>> As a first step in finding a solution to this issue, shall the HTML WG
>> restore the summary attribute to HTML5?
> HTML5 already allows the summary="" attribute

Do you mean the editor's draft or the  latest published draft? The
editor's draft is always in a state of flux so a poll  based on
anything it that would be meaningless.

Does the latest published draft incorporate a summary attribute as
conforming and not obsolete? I thought that the  latest published
draft used the caption element in place of summary.

> If we have micro-managed votes on each individual feature we will instead,
> despite our best intentions, end up with an incoherent specification that
> does not put the user's best interests first and foremost.

Nonbinding straw polls may help gauge opinion.  But coming to mutual
agreement on issues would be much better.

Best regards,

Laura L. Carlson
Received on Friday, 24 July 2009 08:17:16 UTC

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