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Re: HTML specs - can I whine for a minute?


From: Katie Haritos-Shea
Date: Aug 20, 2021 8:45AM

Whine +1

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On Fri, Aug 20, 2021 at 10:01 AM Peter Weil < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:

> Hear hear to this, Steve! It's a pretty onerous affair to locate the right
> document in order to track something down. The information is scattered all
> over the place, and there are multiple versions of each document. It's not
> at all user-friendly, and it wastes time. I have many of them bookmarked,
> but inevitably I have to look in at least two or three places before I find
> what I'm looking for.
> Peter
> --
> Peter Weil, Web Developer
> University Marketing
> University of Wisconsin–Madison
> (m) 608-220-3089
> On Aug 19, 2021, 1:39 PM -0500, WebAIM Discussion List <
> <EMAIL REMOVED> >, wrote:
> Let me join you in the whining. All the documentation relating to HTML5,
> WCAG and ARIA is a complete mess. The ambiguities, contradictions and
> omissions are bad enough, but there is no discernible information
> architecture either. It's nigh-on impossible to find out what the latest
> version of anything is, and in some cases there are multiple similar, but
> different, versions of documents, sometimes with the same version number.
> Some are in GitHub, which I am told take precedence over those on the W3C
> website, which is entirely non-intuitive.
> Sometimes you just have to know that documents exist, because they don't
> seem to be discoverable.
> Perhaps it all makes sense to the people who create and maintain the
> documentation, but makes no sense to some of us who dip in and out
> periodically.
> > > > >