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Re: [whatwg] call for participation: W3C HTML Working Group

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Thu, 8 Mar 2007 07:08:06 +0000 (UTC)
To: Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org>
Cc: whatwg@whatwg.org, Chris Wilson <chris.wilson@microsoft.com>, public-html@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.62.0703080630470.13143@dhalsim.dreamhost.com>

On Wed, 7 Mar 2007, Dan Connolly wrote:
> 
> W3C chartered a new HTML Working Group today.
> http://www.w3.org/html/wg/
> http://www.w3.org/2007/03/HTML-WG-charter

On behalf of the rest of the WHATWG community, I'd like to congratulate 
the W3C for starting this work.


> In recognition of the WHAT WG requirements gathering, design, testing, 
> and review efforts, and on the advice of various W3C member 
> organizations, the W3C HTML Working Group is chartered to "actively 
> pursue convergence with WHATWG, encouraging open participation within 
> the bounds of the W3C patent policy and available resources."
> 
> So please do consider participating.

Similarly, I would encourage you and other members of the W3C HTML working 
group to participate in the WHATWG effort. In fact, I would say that one 
very effective way to persue convergence between the two efforts would be 
to have at least the chairmen of the HTML working group participating in 
the WHATWG, and the spokesman of the WHATWG participating in the HTMLWG. 
This would show our respective members that the two groups do intend to 
cooperate in good faith.

To show our commitment to this effort, as the WHATWG spokesman, I have 
started the process of joining the HTML working group.

Participating in the WHATWG effort is a relatively simple process; I would 
recommend joining the whatwg@whatwg.org mailing list, and starting by 
sending any comments you may have on our current proposals.

   http://www.whatwg.org/mailing-list#specs
   http://www.whatwg.org/specs/web-apps/current-work/


> I look forward to working on HTML with you.

Indeed!

On behalf of the WHATWG,
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