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Re: Public Understanding of the Timeframe of HTMl 5 Development

From: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>
Date: Sat, 22 Dec 2007 16:39:06 -0800
Cc: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>, "public-html@w3.org" <public-html@w3.org>
Message-Id: <6D8D0443-6EF6-40D4-80D0-A0AA1E859CFA@apple.com>
To: Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org>


On Dec 21, 2007, at 7:13 AM, Dan Connolly wrote:

>
> On Fri, 2007-12-14 at 11:49 -0800, Dan Connolly wrote:
>> Ian Hickson wrote:
>>> ... I would estimate that we can reach LC around October 2009.
>>
>> OK, thanks; I'll mull that over...
>
> I mulled it over and updated the WG schedule as follows:
>
> [[
>
>     1. 2007-05 HTML5 and Web Forms 2.0 specs adopted as basis for
>        review
>     2. 2007-11 HTML Design Principles First Public Working Draft
>     3. 2008-02 HTML5 First Public Working Draft
>     4. 2009-03* HTML5 Last Call Working Draft

Up to here, I don't think this is out of line with reasonable  
expectations.

>        * editor's estimate is 2009-10
>
>     5. 2009-06 HTML5 Candidate Recommendation

However, I would be highly surprised if we make it from the initial  
Last Call to Candidate Recommendation in only 3 months. I would  
expect, based on experience of other working groups with similarly  
complex specs (CSS 2.1, SVG 1.2 Tiny), that multiple Last Calls will  
be required and that significant changes will have to happen. So I  
think this estimate is way too optimistic.

>     6. 2010-06 HTML5 Proposed Recommendation

I would also be highly surprised if we have two complete interoperable  
implementations as validated by a thorough test suite, only a year  
from the CR date. So this estimate too seems overly optimistic.

>     7. 2010-09 HTML5 Recommendation

Cheers,
Maciej
Received on Sunday, 23 December 2007 00:39:19 UTC

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