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Re: details on report of PFWG HTML5 actions & issues status

From: Sam Ruby <rubys@intertwingly.net>
Date: Fri, 13 Feb 2009 09:09:28 -0500
Message-ID: <49957F18.4080704@intertwingly.net>
To: Philip TAYLOR <Philip-and-LeKhanh@Royal-Tunbridge-Wells.Org>
CC: Simon Pieters <simonp@opera.com>, "Gregory J. Rosmaita" <oedipus@hicom.net>, public-html@w3.org, wai-xtech@w3.org, wai-liaison@w3.org, janina@rednote.net

Philip TAYLOR wrote:
> Simon Pieters wrote:
>> BTW, HTML5 was published as a WD yesterday and I suspect the next 
>> target is Last Call (in October).

I don't suspect that the next target is October.  I'd like to see 
quarterly "heartbeats".  And give the lack of consensus on a number of 
issues, in particular on a number of issues where features which are 
present in HTML 4, are implemented in good faith by a number of tools, 
but don't ever seem to meet the editor's bar for inclusion in HTML 5, I 
remain deeply skeptical on the notion of this working group reaching 
Last Call in October.

> I am surprised to learn this in the context of another thread.
> Chris Wilson raised the possibility in a message sent on
> 22nd January 2009 :
>> As Sam intimated in this mail, we would like to get a new WD of HTML-5 
>> out by early February.  If anyone has concerns about this, please 
>> voice them now.
>> -Chris
> and the last message in this thread that I have seen is
> dated 30th January.  May I ask how you came to learn
> of its publication, as I imagine your announcement may
> come as a surprise to many members of this WG ?

The notification of the actual publication could have been handled better.

The decision to publish, however, was openly and widely discussed over a 
long period of time.  Pointers can be found here:


> Philip TAYLOR

- Sam Ruby
Received on Friday, 13 February 2009 14:10:03 UTC

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