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RE: Continuing discussion on Polyfills

From: Jeff Buehler <jeff.buehler@knowbly.com>
Date: Mon, 5 Feb 2018 17:14:52 -0800
Message-ID: <CAGr-Qs8GYOMdm37d79gVxpU+t0ugtGZjP+zuNcPT4in2dy5rHQ@mail.gmail.com>
To: deborah.kaplan@suberic.net
Cc: "Siegman, Tzviya - Hoboken" <tsiegman@wiley.com>, "Ruffilo, Nick" <Nick.Ruffilo@ingramcontent.com>, W3C Publishing Working Group <public-publ-wg@w3.org>
Sounds good Deborah thanks... I missed most of that debate, and had the
feeling that I had missed something!  Without a clear understanding

On Feb 5, 2018 5:10 PM, <deborah.kaplan@suberic.net> wrote:

> Nick said:
>
> In being reductionist, I don’t want to downplay or diminish any of the
>> need for accessibility.  I don’t know enough to know what additional
>> support is needed, but are any of the asks specifically
>> publication-related, or are a publications’ needs for additional
>> accessibility also the needs of the general web.  I assume they would be
>> general, but again, I don’t know.
>>
>
> Short answer: Yes, the identified accessibility needs are specific to
> publications.
>
> Medium answer: Where the DPUB and PWG accessibility people have identified
> needs we belive are part of the general web, they've been forwarded on to
> the appropriate groups in the W3C.
>
> Long answer: As Tzviya said, these are all documented in the use cases.
> Don't just look under the heading "accessibility"; the accessibility use
> cases were incorporated into the main body of the use cases. Some of the
> use cases aren't even specifically called out as acessibility, but are very
> clearly needed for accessibility, and are also specific to publications.
>
> We have also endlessly rehashed the debate over where do we draw the
> boundaries of a publication (eg, the entire range from "basically any HTML
> fragment" to "must have an ISBN"). There is no perfect answer to the
> debate. Every single argument folks have made on the question has plenty of
> merit, but the problem is that (1) there's no perfect place to draw the
> line, and (2) we need to draw a line somewhere.  Let's take what we've
> already decided as givens.
>
> Deborah
>

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