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Meet&Greet with HTML and CSS WGs

From: olivier Thereaux <ot@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 8 Mar 2005 15:57:58 +0900
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To: QA Dev <public-qa-dev@w3.org>

Somehow related to our (planned and ongoing) discussions on "working 
with Working Groups", I spent two half-day session with the HTML and 
CSS WGs (respectively) at their face-to-face meetings last week, for a 
bit of meet and greet.

With the HTML WG, it ended up being actually a little more that saying 
hi, and we quickly discussed their timeline and objectives for both 
XHTML2 and the HTML4 Errata, both of which of interest to us:
http://www.w3.org/2005/03/04-html-irc#T15-55-12

The transcript is imperfect but two important points are worth 
highlighting:
- XHTML2 (with Xforms) will not work with DTDs (but we knew that 
already)
- XHTML2 unlikely to be mature before end of summer at least
- HTML4 errata low-priority mode, goal is to *not* have any normative 
change

That gives us hints of how much time we have before real xml-mode in 
the markup validator becomes a problematic priority if not implemented, 
and gives us a think line to walk on for suggested erratas to HTML4, 
i.e any change we submit should be based on "clarification" rather than 
"fix" if we want to have a better chance to get them accepted by the 
WG.

No formal liaison process established with either group yet, but I have 
hopes to build and maintain a good communication channel, at least.

-- 
olivier
Received on Tuesday, 8 March 2005 06:58:00 GMT

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