Despite lingering concerns about removing a valid attribute from the table
of attributes in the document, in the interest of cooperation and
collaborative consensus building I will agree with this CfC.


On Fri, Aug 5, 2016 at 12:17 PM, Léonie Watson <> wrote:

> Hello WP,
> This is a Call For Consensus (CFC) on the following proposal for
> referencing the Image Description (longdesc) extension specification [1].
> The CFC is posted to because this is the official
> WP email list, and copied to
> The proposal:
> 1. Remove the longdesc attribute from the table of attributes in HTML core.
> 2. Remove the IDL information for the longdesc attribute from HTML core.
> 3. Keep the longdesc examples in HTML core **.
> 4. Create a WG Note listing known extension specifications ***.
> 5. Include a link to the HTML Extension Specifications Note from HTML core
> (probably in the index).
> ** Examples throughout the HTML specification are informative, and we
> include informative examples and information for other specifications and
> extensions
> elsewhere in HTML core.
> *** We anticipate that the Note will be updated as we identify new/other
> extension specifications.
> We are still exploring different ways of responding to a CFC. Please
> choose one of the following methods:
> 1. Reply by email to this thread.
> 2. Reply or +1 to the original proposal comment on Github [2].
> There is no need to use more than one method. The WP chairs will collate
> the results across all channels.
> Please respond by end of day on Friday 12th August. Positive responses are
> encouraged, but silence will be taken as consent with the proposal.
> Thanks
> Léonie on behalf of the WP chairs and team
> [1]
> [2]
> --
> @LeonieWatson Carpe diem

John Foliot
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