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PFWG Withdraws Its Issue-204 Objection

From: Janina Sajka <janina@rednote.net>
Date: Wed, 24 Oct 2012 14:18:21 -0400
To: Tim Berners-Lee <timbl@w3.org>, Judy Brewer <jbrewer@w3.org>, philippe.w3@rednote.net, Sam Ruby <rubys@intertwingly.net>, Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>, Paul Cotton <Paul.Cotton@microsoft.com>, "Michael(tm) Smith (mike@w3.org)" <mike@w3.org>
Cc: HTML WG <public-html@w3.org>, WAI Protocols & Formats <w3c-wai-pf@w3.org>, HTML Accessibility Task Force <public-html-a11y@w3.org>
Message-ID: <20121024181820.GA4901@concerto.rednote.net>

This past august the PFWG approved a Formal Objection to the HTML-WG's
Issue-204 decision:


Subsequently, new language was proposed, and the Director encouraged our
WGs to renew efforts to improve coordination between the two groups on
the remaining accessibility issues:


In our most recent review of these issues, PFWG noted:

1.)	The language of Sec. 7.1 of the HTML 5 specification to which we
objected has been removed.  While the new language in Sec. 7.1 may not
yet have reached its final form, the conflict with our ARIA
specification has been removed and appears unlikely to return. We note
the proposed heartbeat publication reflects this improvement:


2.)	The HTML-WG has adopted, and the PFWG and the HTML-A11Y Task
Force have approved, a reorganization of joint work on accessibility in


In consideration of these welcome developments, PFWG adopted the
following resolution at its regular weekly teleconference on Wednesday
17 October:

RESOLUTION: Inasmuch as HTML-WG has now substantively addressed the
concerns expressed in our Formal Objection to their Issue-204 decision,
we hereby withdraw our Formal Objection as logged at
This resolution is logged at:



Janina Sajka,	Phone:	+1.443.300.2200
		Email:	janina@rednote.net

Linux Foundation Fellow
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