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Re: ISSUE-30 counter-proposal

From: Joshue O Connor <joshue.oconnor@cfit.ie>
Date: Wed, 17 Feb 2010 07:34:49 +0000
Message-ID: <4B7B9C19.1020509@cfit.ie>
To: Sam Ruby <rubys@intertwingly.net>
CC: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>, public-html@w3.org
Sam Ruby wrote:
> Ian Hickson wrote:
>> On Tue, 16 Feb 2010, Joshue O Connor wrote:
> [snip]
>>> So there is more to this footage than the above quote implies.
> [snip]
>> The longdesc="" attribute, in theory, solves the problem it sets out
>> to solve. The problem isn't with the theory of the attribute. The
>> problem is that in practice, in deployed content, on the Web, it is
>> unusable.
> Guys, we seem to be in an endless loop.  People asking variations of the
> same questions over and over, and Ian providing variations of the same
> answers over and over again.
> Given that I am not seeing any new data being presented, what I would
> like to ask is that each participant in this discussion focus either on
> specific suggestions for changes to existing proposals, or on
> volunteering to produce a new change proposal on this matter (such as
> Maciej has done).
> Joshue: this change proposal is on a wiki:
> http://www.w3.org/html/wg/wiki/ChangeProposals/longdesc
> If you think that there are specific rebuttals to Ian's proposal that
> can be added which would strengthen the case, then please add them.

Yup, I will be offline for the rest of the day, but will tune back in
towards the end of the week.


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