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Re: Getting HTML5 to Recommendation in 2014

From: Edward O'Connor <eoconnor@apple.com>
Date: Wed, 19 Sep 2012 13:55:24 -0700
To: public-html@w3.org
Message-id: <m2pq5hspfn.fsf@eoconnor.apple.com>
Hi Laura,

You wrote:

> What does this mean for ISSUE-30?

Quoting from the Plan 2014 document[1]:

> To prevent confusion, we've identified how each of the remaining open
> issues will be handled:
> 30 longdesc attribute
> Allow the A11y TF the authority to produce an extension spec that
> defines a longdesc attribute. If such a specification obtains
> consensus and meets the proposed CR exit criteria by 2014Q2 it could
> be folded back into the core HTML spec by that time. This can be
> combined with a solution for issue 203 and/or with work on a purported
> replacement.[2]
> We ask those that oppose instating a longdesc attribute to focus on
> producing a better solution, and meanwhile not oppose those that wish
> to pursue longdesc via an extension spec or making progress towards
> demonstrating that it meets the identified CR exit criteria.


1. http://dev.w3.org/html5/decision-policy/html5-2014-plan.html
2. http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-html/2012Apr/0003.html
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