RE: CfC: Publish eight heartbeat drafts as WDs

To avoid confusion and so to not delay the re-publication of the already published WDs, I recommend a separate CfC for this new WD. I will discuss this with Sam and Maciej later today.

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-----Original Message-----
From: Steve Faulkner
Sent: Thursday, March 24, 2011 10:27 AM
To: Paul Cotton
Cc:; Michael[tm] Smith; Sam Ruby (; Maciej Stachowiak (; Philippe Le Hegaret (; Janina Sajka
Subject: Re: CfC: Publish eight heartbeat drafts as WDs

I would like to request that the Chairs allow the following document
to be published at the same time as a first public working draft, as
it would benefit from wider review and input.

HTML to Platform Accessibility APIs Implementation Guide


On 24 March 2011 14:15, Paul Cotton <> wrote:
> This is a Call for Consensus (CfC) to publish new revisions of the following documents in accordance with the Working Group Heartbeat requirements. We are planning to prepare and publish the drafts during the week of April 4 and probably on Tuesday April 5.
> 1. HTML5:
> 2. HTML+RDFa:
> 3. HTML Microdata:
> 4. HTML Canvas 2D Context:
> 5. HTML: The Markup Language:
> 6. HTML/XHTML  Compatibility Authoring Guidelines:
> 7. HTML5: Techniques for providing useful text alternatives:
> 8. The chairs would also like to provide an update for the "HTML5 diffs from HTML4" document to reflect the latest changes.  Since Anne is away we are asking Simon Pieters to help with this document:
> Silence will be taken to mean there is no objection, but positive responses are encouraged. If there are no objections by Thursday, March 31th, this resolution will carry.
> Considerations to note:
> - As a Working Draft publication, the document does not need not be complete, to meet all technical requirements, or to have consensus on the contents.
> - Objections may be made on specific documents but not on others. Counting the differences document, there are effectively eight different documents under consideration at this time.
> - Drafts that are on track for Last Call in May all reflect resolution of all pre-LC bugs. This includes HTML5, HTML+RDFa, HTML Microdata, HTML Canvas 2D Context, HTML/XHTML Compatibility Authoring Guidelines, and HTML5: Techniques for providing useful text alternatives. For some of these documents, however, some tracker issues remain to be resolved.
> /paulc
> Paul Cotton, Microsoft Canada
> 17 Eleanor Drive, Ottawa, Ontario K2E 6A3
> Tel: (425) 705-9596 Fax: (425) 936-7329

with regards

Steve Faulkner
Technical Director - TPG | |
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