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change proposal: Specification of authoring conformance requirments in HTML5

From: Steven Faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 17 Aug 2010 10:09:39 +0100
Message-ID: <AANLkTi=mAAyu05EVnn6MUQCww-Z7D9Vq=-SZBxSzP7nh@mail.gmail.com>
To: HTMLWG WG <public-html@w3.org>
Cc: Paul Cotton <Paul.Cotton@microsoft.com>, Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>, Sam Ruby <rubys@intertwingly.net>, Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Hi all, the editor rejected the bug:
http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=9845


> "Status: Rejected
> Change Description: no spec change
> Rationale: It would be inappropriate for us to link to all the many
> information
> documents that people are going to write about HTML5. For example, we
> similarly
> don't link to Mike's document or Lachlan's document. Only the most
> high-profile
> of such documents are referenced, in a section on "Recommended Reading".:
>

The stated rationale for the rejection is disingenuous as the editor is well
aware [1] that 'HTML5: Techniques for providing useful text alternatives 'is
a specification that provides an alternative set of normative authoring
requirments for the use of alt in HTML5 and that it IS NOT a just an
informative document 'about HTML5'. I do not consider that it will be
fruitful to re-open the bug as the editor is clearly not interested in
providing sound reasons for his response.

I have therefore created a change proposal

http://www.w3.org/html/wg/wiki/ChangeProposals/altspecification


[1] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-html/2010Jun/0214.html

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with regards

Steve Faulkner
Technical Director - TPG Europe
Director - Web Accessibility Tools Consortium

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