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Re: Proposal to Adopt HTML5

From: Niko Neugebauer <niko@nikoport.com>
Date: Wed, 11 Apr 2007 00:11:38 +0100 (WEST)
Message-ID: <4768.87.103.40.184.1176246698.squirrel@webmail.nikoport.com>
To: "HTML WG" <public-html@w3.org>

I agree,
it makes all sense to me. =O)

Greetings,
Niko

>
> Dear HTML Working Group,
>
> HTML5, comprising the Web Apps 1.0 and Web Forms 2.0 specifications,
> is the product of many years of collaborative effort. It specifies
> existing HTML4 markup and APIs with much clearer conformance criteria
> for both implementations and documents. It specifies many useful
> additions, in many cases drawing on features that have existed in
> browser-based implementations for a long time. And it actively draws
> on feedback from implementors and content authors. Therefore, we the
> undersigned propose the following:
>
> - that the W3C HTML Working Group adops the WHAT Working Group's
> HTML5 as the starting point for further HTML development
> - that the W3C's next-generation HTML specification is officially
> named "HTML 5"
> - that Ian Hickson is named as editor for the W3C's HTML 5
> specification, to preserve continuity with the existing WHATWG effort
>
> If HTML5 is adopted as a starting point, the contents of the document
> would still be up for review and revision, but we would start with
> the existing text. A suitable next step might be a high-level review
> of functionality added and removed relative to HTML4.01, followed by
> focused discussion and review of individual topic areas, including
> both content already in the spec and proposed new features.
> Discussions should be guided by common principles along the lines of
> <http://esw.w3.org/topic/HTML/ProposedDesignPrinciples>
>
> If the group is agreeable to these proposals, Apple, Mozilla and
> Opera will agree to arrange a non-exclusive copyright assignment to
> the W3 Consortium for HTML5 specifications.
>
>
> L. David Baron, Mozilla Foundation
> Lars Erik Bolstad, Opera Software ASA
> Brendan Eich, Mozilla Foundation
> Dave Hyatt, Apple Inc.
> Håkon Wium Lie, Opera Software ASA
> Maciej Stachowiak, Apple Inc.
>
>
>
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