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Re: SVG Accessibility API Mapping Specification

From: Doug Schepers <schepers@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 13 Feb 2015 12:17:42 -0500
Message-ID: <54DE31B6.2050907@w3.org>
To: Michael Cooper <cooper@w3.org>, Richard Schwerdtfeger <schwer@us.ibm.com>
CC: SVG WG <public-svg-wg@w3.org>, public-svg-a11y@w3.org, PF <public-pfwg@w3.org>, Kelvin Lawrence <klawrenc@us.ibm.com>, jbrewer@w3.org, clown@alum.mit.edu, Fred Esch <fesch@us.ibm.com>, faulkner.steve@gmail.com
Hi, Michael–

Thanks for the detailed breakdown. Why don't you do those steps that 
you'd prefer to handle yourself, and delegate anything else to me?

The key is that we should have this published before CSUN. You've listed 
a lot of steps, but I think we can do it.

Feel free to coordinate with me on the public list, or privately by 
email, IRC, or phone.

I saw a few questions below that I'll try to address inline...

On 2/12/15 1:24 PM, Michael Cooper wrote:
> Hi Doug -
> Great that this is ready to go. First question is, will you push the
> publication process through, or will I? We need to coordinate either way
> but exactly how might vary.
> Here's what I understand needs to be done, in rough order:
>  1. Review the Abstract and perhaps make editorial edits to help make
>     sure it's a clear and concise description of the document. I usually
>     do this as a Team task but run it by the group to make sure they
>     don't disagree with my proposed edits. The Abstract is part of the
>     Transition Request for FPWD and does get looked at closely.
>  2. Prepare the Status of This Document for the publication (which I do
>     this and subsequent steps in a branch so the main editors' draft
>     doesn't show stuff that is only intended for the TR version). Beyond
>     the boilerplate added by Respec, this should have a clear
>     description of the goals of this particular publication, and a set
>     of review questions we want public feedback on. This also is part of
>     the Transition Request and important to pass Domain Lead review.
>  3. Determine how public comments are enabled. I'm assuming you want to
>     use the task force mailing list, public-svg-a11y@w3.org, as the
>     comments list (although this is different from how my groups
>     normally do it). Also will you be offering any Bugzilla or other
>     comment tracker tools? I assume no, but some groups do. The other
>     ARIA specs do reference Bugzilla, so I would normally including
>     instructions for filing a bug for that (e.g., see
>     http://www.w3.org/TR/accname-aam-1.1/, just updating the component
>     in the link to be "SVG%20AAM").

Yes, just the public list.

I don't think we've established a bug-tracker yet, so nothing there 
(unless Rich want to do so)?

>  4. Sort out the Acknowledgements. Right now this document is pulling a
>     boilerplate acknowledgements suitable for PF-only publications;
>     we'll need to update this to reflect the SVG participants as well. I
>     suggest a single sub-section entitled "Participants in the SVG
>     Accessibility Task Force active at the time of publication", and
>     we'll need to come up with the list of people to credit. We may also
>     want to credit at least active members of the PF and SVG Working
>     Groups, and we might also want to do special credits. It's also
>     important that the "Enabling funders" section remain, and I'll need
>     to double-check that it is current (though I think so).

Sounds fine to me. Do you want me to put together a list of the SVG folks?

>  5. Prepare the Transition Request. I think in this case it has to go to
>     Judy Brewer (WAI Domain Lead) and Philippe Le Hégaret (Interaction
>     Domain Lead), and that we need formal assent from both of them.
>  6. Draft announcements. WAI is very formal about this and announces to
>     more places than other W3C groups, I think. We have at least a week
>     review cycle on this before publication. Are there any
>     considerations on this front for SVG?

No, the SVG WG is not nearly so formal. We simply send out emails to 
mailing lists of WGs we think might be interested (e.g. WebApps, CSS, 
HTML, etc.).


>  7. Stage the document for publication and run the publication checks,
>     and fix issues found. For me this is usually broken links, and
>     sometimes HTML validator fixes.
>  8. Draft the publication request, including in particular the brief
>     "description" for the TR pages, which I usually take from the Abstract.
>  9. Send the publication request, and make sure the doc gets published.
> 10. Update relevant pointers on the PF and SVG WG pages.
> The first two steps I think we need to be coordinated on, as well as
> step 4. I can take a first stab at those edits to the abstract and
> status, since the WAI Domain has the (in my experience) higher review
> requirements on those. Of course I would run those edits by you and the
> TF. Unless SVG has specific practices for doing announcements, I should
> probably lead that step, coordinating with you, since it requires great
> care in WAI to get the approval to go ahead.
> The rest of the steps I think are easiest done by one or the other of us
> (except step 10 which we would each do for our group). Do you have a
> preference, do you want to run the publication process through, or do
> you want me to? As long as we're well coordinated I don't have a
> preference. Because this is part of a suite of other PF deliverables it
> may be easier for me to do it, using templates from similar
> deliverables, but if you want to do it yourself that's fine.
> Michael
> On 11/02/2015 6:48 PM, Doug Schepers wrote:
>> Hi, Michael–
>> I'd like to coordinate with you on this publication so I know what
>> steps are needed to satisfy the WAI requirements.
>> Regards–
>> –Doug
>> On 2/11/15 5:59 PM, Richard Schwerdtfeger wrote:
>>> Hi Michael,
>>> I was on the SVG working group call this evening and the SVG working
>>> group resolved to move the SVG Accessibility API Mappings specification
>>> to First Public Working Draft.
>>> http://rawgit.com/w3c/aria/master/svg-aam/svg-aam.html
>>> That completes the approvals by PF, SVG, and the SVG Accessibility Task
>>> Force. So, I leave the publication in your good hands.
>>> Please make sure that the participants in the latest SVG working group
>>> and and the PF working group are included in the acknowledgements.
>>> I would like to give a special thanks to Joseph Scheuhammer for doing
>>> the lion share of the effort to refactor the Core and Name computation
>>> accessibility API mapping specifications that made the development of
>>> this spec much easier.
>>> This is a major step forward for SVG accessibility.
>>> Best,
>>> Rich
>>> Rich Schwerdtfeger
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