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Re: [whatwg] Is <main> now an official HTML5 element?

From: Charles McCathie Nevile <chaals@yandex-team.ru>
Date: Thu, 14 Feb 2013 05:37:16 +0100
To: "Ian Yang" <ian@invigoreight.com>
Message-ID: <op.wsha4ehcy3oazb@chaals.local>
Cc: whatwg <whatwg@whatwg.org>
Hi Ian,

On Thu, 14 Feb 2013 01:31:36 +0100, Aurelio De Rosa  
<aurelioderosa@gmail.com> wrote:

> I think this should answer your question:
>
> http://wiki.whatwg.org/wiki/FAQ#What_is_the_WHATWG.3F

It doesn't seem to provide much useful information on the differences.

According to its charter <http://www.whatwg.org/charter>, WHAT-WG is a  
group of 9 individuals who work with a very simple set of rules (basically  
the editor of a specification decides what should be in it, but the 9  
people can decide other things by "overwhelming majority"). There is a  
mailing list, IRC, etc, and everyone else who contributes to the  
discussion is called a contributor.
More about how WHAT-WG works is described at  
http://wiki.whatwg.org/wiki/FAQ

The HTML WG is one of the working groups of W3C. The working group has a  
charter that describes some of how it works:  
<http://www.w3.org/2007/03/HTML-WG-charter> W3C itself is a consortium of  
member organisations, and the links from the HTML WG charter to the  
process document will lead you into more information about how W3C works.  
Note that in my personal opinion the Wikipedia page about W3C is outdated  
and very poor quality information.

cheers

Chaals

> Best regards
>
> 2013/2/14 Ian Yang <ian@invigoreight.com>
>
>> Hi Steve,
>>
>> Thanks. And sorry, but til now I still don't understand the differences
>> between whatwg and html wg. Could you please explain?
>>
>> Regards,
>> Ian
>>
>> On Thu, Feb 14, 2013 at 12:59 AM, Steve Faulkner
>> <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>wrote:
>>
>> > Hi Ian,
>> >
>> > I cannot speak for whatwg, but from the W3C HTML spec side the main
>> element
>> > is in the HTML 5.1 spec and has been implemented in browsers and so  
>> will
>> be
>> > added to HTML5 spec at some point as it likely meets the CR exit
>> criteria.
>> >
>> > as for it being a sectioning element, there is currently an open bug  
>> on
>> > that, which we be dealt with.
>> >
>> > If you want to discuss the specification of the main element in HTML  
>> 5.1
>> > specification feel free mail the html wg list. If you want to discuss
>> > definition as per the whatwg spec this is the place, although I will
>> > obviously follow ant discussions with interest
>> >
>> > regards
>> > SteveF
>> >
>> >
>> > Date: Wed, 13 Feb 2013 18:31:32 +0800
>> > > From: Ian Yang <ian@invigoreight.com>
>> > > To: whatwg <whatwg@whatwg.org>
>> > > Subject: [whatwg] Is <main> now an official HTML5 element?
>> > > Message-ID:
>> > >         <CABr1FsfcaX8=B8TReG8Sz36W=
>> >
>> > h1w0hRY61+LG=Cebo-ZUWYfqA@mail.gmail.com>
>> > Content-Type: text/plain; charset=ISO-8859-1
>> >
>> > Hi editors and all other folks,
>> >
>> > I saw the SitePoint article "Introducing the New HTML5 <main>
>> > Element<http://www.sitepoint.com/html5-main-element/>"
>> > yesterday. Does that mean <main> element has been approved by all  
>> editors
>> > of the working group?
>> >
>> > However, in spec, it still says that <main> element is not a  
>> sectioning
>> > element. That means, in document outline, main content will form  
>> another
>> > tree structure instead of appearing under the original website tree
>> > structure. Can we have somebody advise on this? Is there a special
>> > consideration to not making <main> a sectioning element?
>> >
>> >
>> > Sincerely,
>> > Ian Yan
>> >
>>
>
>
>


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