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Fwd: Transition Request: HTML5 as Candidate Recommendation

From: Paul Grosso <paul@paulgrosso.name>
Date: Tue, 27 Nov 2012 09:52:58 -0600
Message-ID: <50B4E1DA.70408@paulgrosso.name>
To: core <public-xml-core-wg@w3.org>
FYI.


-------- Original Message --------
Subject: 	Transition Request: HTML5 as Candidate Recommendation
Resent-Date: 	Tue, 27 Nov 2012 15:46:32 +0000
Resent-From: 	chairs@w3.org
Date: 	Wed, 28 Nov 2012 00:46:11 +0900
From: 	Michael[tm] Smith <mike@w3.org>
To: 	Tim Berners-Lee <timbl@w3.org>
CC: 	Paul Cotton <Paul.Cotton@microsoft.com>, Sam Ruby 
<rubys@intertwingly.net>, Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>, Philippe Le 
Hegaret <plh@w3.org>, w3t-comm@w3.org, chairs@w3.org



This is a formal request on behalf of the HTML Working Group to transition
the HTML5 specification to Candidate Recommendation status.

The details of the transition request are available here:

   http://www.w3.org/html/wg/cr/html5/transition-request.html

...and also in the attached HTML file, and in plain text below.

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Transition Request: HTML5 as Candidate Recommendation
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    Document title: HTML5

    Document URI: http://htmlwg.org/cr/html/

    Estimated publication date: December 13, 2012

Abstract:

    This specification defines the 5th major revision of the core
    language of the World Wide Web: the Hypertext Markup Language
    (HTML). In this version, new features are introduced to help
    Web application authors, new elements are introduced based on
    research into prevailing authoring practices, and special
    attention has been given to defining clear conformance criteria
    for user agents in an effort to improve interoperability.

Status:

    For this specification to exit the CR stage, the conditions
    detailed in the CR Exit Criteria (Public Permissive version
    3) document will have to be met.

        http://dev.w3.org/html5/decision-policy/public-permissive-exit-criteria.html

    This document was published by the HTML Working Group as a
    Candidate Recommendation. This document is intended to become a
    W3C Recommendation. W3C publishes a Candidate Recommendation to
    indicate that the document is believed to be stable and to
    encourage implementation by the developer community. This
    Candidate Recommendation is expected to advance to Proposed
    Recommendation no earlier than 01 September 2014. All feedback
    is welcome.

        http://www.w3.org/html/wg/

    The following features are at risk and may be removed due to
    lack of implementation.
      * <hgroup>
      * <command> and commands API
      * <menu> and context menus feature ("contextmenu"
        attribute)
      * Application Cache
      * <dialog>
      * <details> and <summary>
      * <input type=color>
      * <input type=datetime>, <input type=month>,
        <input type=week>, <input type=time>, <input
        type=datetime-local>
      * <output>
      * <style scoped>
      * <iframe seamless>
      * Custom scheme and content handlers
        (registerProtocolHandler and registerContentHandler)
      * Outline algorithm
      * UA mechanism for navigating to resources linked to in
        cite="", see Bug 18915 for more.

Record of the decision to request the transition:

    2012-11-27 message from Sam Ruby announcing a WG decision
    to request transition to CR.

       http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-html/2012Nov/0226.html

Report of important changes to the document

    Two detailed lists of changes made to the specification since
    the start of Last Call on May 25, 2011 are available:
     1. Changes from 25 May 2011 to 29 March 2012
     2. Changes from 29 March 2012 to 5 October 2012

       http://dev.w3.org/html5/html4-differences/#changes-2011-05-25
       http://dev.w3.org/html5/html4-differences/#changes-2012-03-29

    The most significant changes include:
      * the addition of the data element, to provide a means to
        mark up data in way to make it usable both as
        machine-readable data for the purposes of data processors,
        and as human-readable information for the purposes of
        rendering in a Web browser
      * a redesigned time element
      * the addition of a global translate attribute (to specify
        whether an element's attribute and contents are to be
        translated when the document is localized, or whether to
        leave them unchanged)
      * the addition of a crossorigin attribute for the img, video,
        and audio elements, to allow authors to control how
        cross-origin resource-sharing checks are performed on those
        particular media

    None of the changes made since the May 25, 2011 start of Last
    Call are considered to have the effect of completely
    invalidating any previous review of the specification.

Evidence that the document satisfies group's requirements

    The requirements have not changed since the previous
    transition. All requirements previously satisfied remain
    satisfied.

Evidence that dependencies with other groups met (or not)

    The specification has a number of normative references to W3C
    specifications that are not yet Candidate Recommendations.

    The HTML Working Group chairs and team contacts are confident
    that they do not have any dependencies with other working
    groups that have not been satisfied. The HTML WG published a
    public Plan 2014 document that among other things outlines
    its plans with regard relationships with other key groups, and
    also announced that plan to the chairs@w3.org mailing list,
    without receiving objections to the plan from other any working
    groups

       http://dev.w3.org/html5/decision-policy/html5-2014-plan.html
       https://lists.w3.org/Archives/Member/chairs/2012OctDec/0011.html

Evidence that the document has received wide review

    The specification has been very widely reviewed both by public
    commenters, by other W3C working groups, and by key
    participants involved in work at other organizations such as
    the IETF. A Disposition of Comments document is available,
    as well as a list of open issues and related change
    proposals that are awaiting working-group decisions.

       http://w3c.github.com/html/CR/doc/
       http://dev.w3.org/html5/status/issue-status.html

    W3C groups that submitted comments include (but are not limited
    to) the W3C TAG, CSS WG, Internationalization WG,
    MultilingualWeb-LT WG, Protocols and Formats WG, Responsive
    Images Community Group, Web and TV IG, and XML Core WG.

Evidence that issues have been formally addressed

    A Disposition of Comments document is available, as well as
    a list of open issues and related change proposals that are
    awaiting working-group decisions.
      * The Group received 1533 formal Last Call comments (bug
        reports) during the Last Call comment period that ran from
        May 25, 2011 to August 03, 2012.
      * Of the 1533 Last Call comments, 594 (39%) were accepted,
        and 939 (61%) were rejected.

       http://w3c.github.com/html/CR/doc/
       http://dev.w3.org/html5/status/issue-status.html

    Among the rejected comments, 22 were escalated into issues
    requiring a decision by the Working Group. The Group made a
    decision for 12 of them. The remaining issues will be moved to
    extension specifications, as part of HTML WG Plan 2014.

       http://dev.w3.org/html5/decision-policy/html5-2014-plan.html

Objections

    There are currently three formal objections outstanding
    against the HTML5 specification:
      * one objection to the decision by the working group to
        not add any explicit means for others to define custom
        elements and attributes within HTML markup
      * one objection to the decision by the working group to
        reference a copy of the DOM Parsing and Serialization
        specification maintained at the W3C rather than referencing
        the original specification maintained outside of the W3C
      * one objection to the text that explained how to
        translate input strings contained in text/html documents
        into URIs

       http://dev.w3.org/html5/status/formal-objection-status.html
       http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-html/2011Feb/0085.html
       http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-html/2011Feb/0085.html
       http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-html/2011Mar/0404.html

Implementation Information

    The following sections provide details about implementation
    information.

CR exit criteria

    For this specification to exit the CR stage, the conditions
    detailed in the CR Exit Criteria (Public Permissive version
    3) document will have to be met.

       http://dev.w3.org/html5/decision-policy/public-permissive-exit-criteria.html

Preliminary implementation report

    A preliminary implementation report is available.

       http://www.w3.org/2012/11/html_5_0_implementation_report.html

CR duration period

    The minimal duration for this CR period is until September 1,
    2014.

Features at risk

    The following features are at risk and may be removed due to
    lack of implementation.
      * <hgroup>
      * <command> and commands API
      * <menu> and context menus feature ("contextmenu"
        attribute)
      * Application Cache
      * <dialog>
      * <details> and <summary>
      * <input type=color>
      * <input type=datetime>, <input type=month>,
        <input type=week>, <input type=time>, <input
        type=datetime-local>
      * <output>
      * <style scoped>
      * <iframe seamless>
      * Custom scheme and content handlers
        (registerProtocolHandler and registerContentHandler)
      * Outline algorithm
      * UA mechanism for navigating to resources linked to in
        cite="", see Bug 18915 for more.

Patent Disclosures

    None

-- 
Michael[tm] Smith http://people.w3.org/mike






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