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Re: : One Year Anniversary of promise to expedite ISSUE-30

From: Richard Schwerdtfeger <schwer@us.ibm.com>
Date: Thu, 28 Jun 2012 08:43:03 -0500
To: "Paul Cotton" <Paul.Cotton@microsoft.com>, "Sam Ruby" <rubys@intertwingly.net>
Cc: Laura Carlson <laura.lee.carlson@gmail.com>, Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>, Paul Cotton <Paul.Cotton@microsoft.com>, HTML WG <public-html@w3.org>, HTML Accessibility Task Force <public-html-a11y@w3.org>, Sam Ruby <rubys@intertwingly.net>, Suzanne Taylor <suzanne.taylor@pearson.com>, www-archive <www-archive@w3.org>
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You know, just leave longdesc in. You have bigger fish to fry and it is not
like browsers haven't supported it. We are working on a better solution in
aria-describedat but it is not here yet and longdesc is. If we have a
better solution in html.next through aria-describedat you could always
revisit the issue and consider deprecating it then.

To me the overarching issue is that HTML4.01 is a dinosaur and HTML
deserves a badly needed refresh that is implemented consistently across
browsers. This will also help pull companies off their older versions of IE
into next generation browsers. I just got off a call yesterday with a
customer on the west coast who wanted to use some HTML5 constructs and
because they needed to support an older browser the accessibility services
layer would not accommodate them.

just saying ...


Rich Schwerdtfeger

From:	"Sunyang (Eric)" <eric.sun@huawei.com>
To:	Laura Carlson <laura.lee.carlson@gmail.com>, Sam Ruby
            <rubys@intertwingly.net>, Paul Cotton
            <Paul.Cotton@microsoft.com>, Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>,
Cc:	Suzanne Taylor <suzanne.taylor@pearson.com>, HTML Accessibility
            Task Force <public-html-a11y@w3.org>, HTML WG
            <public-html@w3.org>, www-archive <www-archive@w3.org>
Date:	06/28/2012 04:06 AM
Subject:	: One Year Anniversary of promise to expedite ISSUE-30

It seems it is very similar with media-description (alt/longdesc) for video
discussed in previous meeting, any relationship? Or we just define this
kind of attribute in image, video and audio?

: Laura Carlson [mailto:laura.lee.carlson@gmail.com]
ʱ: 2012628 4:49
ռ: Sam Ruby; Paul Cotton; Maciej Stachowiak
: Suzanne Taylor; HTML Accessibility Task Force; HTML WG; www-archive
: Re: One Year Anniversary of promise to expedite ISSUE-30

Hi Sam, Paul, and Maciej,

Can the HTML Chairs please respond to my May 25, 2012 email? [3]

Thank you.

Patiently Waiting,
[3] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-html/2012May/0140.html

On Fri, May 25, 2012 at 6:59 AM, Laura Carlson
<laura.lee.carlson@gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi Sam, Paul, and Maciej,
> Today May 25, 2012, marks the one year anniversary of the HTML WG
> Chairs' promise [1] to expedite the processing of ISSUE-30 [2] during
> Last Call.
> Sam, Paul, and Maciej, as you know ISSUE-30 is still an open issue.
> What is the timeline for getting ISSUE-30 resolved? Can you please
> share dates?
> Thanks.
> Best Regards,
> Laura
> [1] Responses to Last Call survey objections:
> http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-html/2011May/0347.html

> [2] http://www.w3.org/html/wg/tracker/issues/30

> --
> Laura L. Carlson

Laura L. Carlson

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