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FYI: HTML5 Image Description Extension (longdesc) is a Proposed Recommendation (Call for Review)

From: Janina Sajka <janina@rednote.net>
Date: Thu, 4 Dec 2014 16:15:14 -0500
To: W3C WAI Protocols & Formats <public-pfwg@w3.org>
Message-ID: <20141204211514.GO4478@opera.rednote.net>

The HTML-A11Y Task Force developed  Image Description (Longdesc)
Extension specification has progressed to Proposed Recommendation (PR)
status. Here's the announcement just forwarded to the Advisory

Coralie Mercier writes:
> Dear Advisory Committee representative,
> Chairs,
> W3C is pleased to announce the advancement to Proposed Recommendation of
> HTML5 Image Description Extension (longdesc):
>   http://www.w3.org/TR/2014/PR-html-longdesc-20141204/
> The approval and publication are in response to this transition request:
>   https://lists.w3.org/Archives/Member/chairs/2014OctDec/0140.html
> There is an implementation report at
>   http://w3c.github.io/test-results/html-longdesc/cr-report.html
> ... showing that the exit criteria for CR were met: all required tests were
> passed by multiple implementations.
> There was a formal objection to the document moving forward, archived at:
>   http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-html-admin/2014Aug/0028.html
> After careful consideration the Director released a response, archived in
> full at
>   http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-html-admin/2014Oct/0099.html
> ... saying that, on the basis of careful consideration of all points raised,
> the Director did not find sufficient basis to uphold the formal objection.
> The Director has determined the status of the specific normative
> dependencies as used by this specification are sufficiently stable to allow
> it to advance to W3C Proposed Recommendation.  As a result of this review,
> the Status of this Document section includes the following statement:
>   "By publishing this Proposed Recommendation, W3C expects that the
>    functionality specified in this Proposed Recommendation will not
>    be affected by changes to DOM4 or Web IDL as this specification
>    proceed to Recommendation."
> Please review the specification and indicate whether you endorse it as a W3C
> Recommendation or object to its advancement by completing the following
> questionnaire:
>   https://www.w3.org/2002/09/wbs/33280/longdesc-PR/
> Additional details about the review are available in the questionnaire.
> The deadline for responses is 23:59, Boston time on 2015-01-16.
> In this review, you will find the following options for sharing your review
> comments in the first drop-down menu of the review form:
>   - Member-visible
>   - Member-visible and send email to w3c-ac-forum
>   - Public and send email to both w3c-ac-forum and public-new-work
>   - Team-only
> We added the third option to copy public-new-work based on a request from
> Art Barstow [1].
> More information about the HTML Working Group and the Protocols and Formats
> Working Group is available on the respective Working Group home pages:
>     http://www.w3.org/html/wg/
>     http://www.w3.org/WAI/PF/
> The HTML Accessibility Task Force also has a Web page:
>     http://www.w3.org/WAI/PF/html-accessibility-tf
> If you should have any questions or need further information, please contact
> Liam Quin, liam@w3.org, staff contact for the HTML Accessibility Task Force.
> This Call for Review follows section 7.4.4 of the W3C Process Document:
>     http://www.w3.org/2005/10/Process-20051014/tr#cfr
> For Tim Berners-Lee, W3C Director,
> Judy Brewer, Web Accessibility Domain lead,
> Philippe Le Hegaret, Interaction Domain Lead, and
> Liam Quin, HTML Accessibility Task Force staff contact;
> Coralie Mercier, W3C Communications
> [1] https://lists.w3.org/Archives/Member/w3c-ac-members/2014OctDec/0046.html
> -- 
>  Coralie Mercier  -  W3C Communications Team  -  http://www.w3.org
> mailto:coralie@w3.org +336 4322 0001 http://www.w3.org/People/CMercier/


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

Linux Foundation Fellow
Executive Chair, Accessibility Workgroup:	http://a11y.org

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