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Re: Taking another round at @summary

From: Denis Boudreau <dboudreau@accessibiliteweb.com>
Date: Wed, 06 Jan 2010 02:35:40 -0500
Cc: HTML WG Public List <public-html@w3.org>
Message-id: <5CEA6BA3-FA40-4864-88E5-C8F745A59D69@accessibiliteweb.com>
To: HTML Accessibility Task Force <public-html-a11y@w3.org>

On 2010-01-05, at 8:06 PM, John Foliot wrote:

> I am at a complete loss as to why some members of the community are
> hell-bent for leather on dismissing @summary given that it is an optional
> attribute to begin with.  You don't want to use it? Don't.  Leave it there
> for those of us that do want to use it, or are mandated by policy (or
> soon, in Denis' case, Quebec law).  

As a member of this list, I would very much appreciate justification, based on this comment by John.

> It does not hurt HTML5, and in fact,
> as Denis pointed out, enables Quebec-based web developers to adopt HTML5
> more easily - as no matter the numerous advantages that HTML5 might
> deliver to those developers, if they cannot comply with their law, they
> will be barred from using HTML5 - period! *THAT* friends is a real
> problem, and not the trumped up pseudo-harm that the editor keeps going on
> about.

And to this as well, of course.

Quebec may not be the United States, but still. We have a real problem here.

Denis Boudreau,

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