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Re: CfC: Publish ten heartbeat drafts as WDs

From: Laura Carlson <laura.lee.carlson@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 27 Feb 2012 15:40:39 -0600
Message-ID: <CAOavpvcH_V+K3Y80osuTMkGarBUGu1CU=rmh7emgp=Y59cFEFg@mail.gmail.com>
To: Paul Cotton <Paul.Cotton@microsoft.com>
Cc: "public-html@w3.org" <public-html@w3.org>, "Philippe Le Hegaret (plh@w3.org" <plh@w3.org>, Gez Lemon <gez.lemon@gmail.com>, Joshue O Connor <joshue.oconnor@cfit.ie>, Monika Trebo <mtrebo@stanford.edu>, Daniel Glazman <daniel.glazman@disruptive-innovations.com>
Hi Paul,

You wrote [1]:
> If there are no objections by Tue Feb 28 this CfC resolution
> will carry.

At this time I object to HTML5: http://dev.w3.org/html5/spec/ being published.

Last May several people objected in the HTML Working Group Last Call
survey that longdesc Issue 30 was not resolved prior to Last Call and
that longdesc was not in the spec.

Because of these objections on May 25, 2011, in the "Responses to Last
Call survey objections" the Chairs promised to expedite the processing
of Issue 30 issue during Last Call.

The Chairs have failed to fulfill their promise. ISSUE-30 longdesc
deserves to be resolved prior to publishing yet another draft.

Supporting References:

Responses to Last Call survey objections

longdesc Issue 30 deserves to be resolved

Re: longdesc Issue 30 deserves to be resolved

The question: "What is the timeline for ISSUE-30?" remains unanswered.

I realize that the Chairs have the power to discount and overrule this
request. My hope is that you won't. Please resolve ISSUE-30 before
publishing a new draft.

Thank you for your consideration.

Best Regards,
[1] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-html/2012Feb/0247.html
Laura L. Carlson

On Mon, Feb 20, 2012 at 5:12 PM, Paul Cotton <Paul.Cotton@microsoft.com> 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 March 5
> and probably on Tue March 6.
> 1. HTML5: http://dev.w3.org/html5/spec/
> 2. HTML+RDFa: http://dev.w3.org/html5/rdfa/
> 3. HTML Microdata: http://dev.w3.org/html5/md/
> 4. HTML Canvas 2D Context: http://dev.w3.org/html5/2dcontext/
> 5. HTML: The Markup Language: http://dev.w3.org/html5/markup/
> 6. HTML/XHTML  Compatibility Authoring Guidelines:
> http://dev.w3.org/html5/html-xhtml-author-guide/html-xhtml-authoring-guide.html
> 7. HTML5: Techniques for providing useful text alternatives:
> http://dev.w3.org/html5/alt-techniques/
> 8. "HTML5 diffs from HTML4" document to reflect the latest changes.
> http://dev.w3.org/html5/html4-differences/
> 9. HTML to Platform Accessibility APIs Implementation Guide:
> http://dvcs.w3.org/hg/html-api-map/raw-file/tip/Overview.html
> 10. HTML5: Edition for Web Authors:
> http://dev.w3.org/html5/spec-author-view/
> Silence will be taken to mean there is no objection, but positive responses
> are encouraged. If there are no objections by Tue Feb 28 this CfC 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 currently in Last Call will reflect resolution of Last
> Call Issues for which there is a WG Decision and all Last Call bugs
> processed by the respective Editors. 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
> HTML WG co-chair
> Paul Cotton, Microsoft Canada
> 17 Eleanor Drive, Ottawa, Ontario K2E 6A3
> Tel: (425) 705-9596 Fax: (425) 936-7329

Laura L. Carlson
Received on Monday, 27 February 2012 21:41:07 UTC

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