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Re: HTML WG offer of collaboration on HTML5 authoring guidelines

From: Michael(tm) Smith <mike@w3.org>
Date: Sat, 26 Jan 2008 17:18:46 +0900
To: "Gregory J. Rosmaita" <oedipus@hicom.net>
Cc: jutta.treviranus@utoronto.ca, lorettaguarino@google.com, gv@trace.wisc.edu, alfred.s.gilman@ieee.org, brewer@w3.org, connolly@w3.org, chris.wilson@microsoft.com, wai-liason@w3.org, www-archive@w3.org, cooper@w3.org, jan.richards@utoronto.ca
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"Gregory J. Rosmaita" <oedipus@hicom.net>, 2008-01-25 20:23 +0000:

> i am emailing the chairs of the Web Content Authoring Guidelines WG and 
> the Authoring Tool Guidelines WG to ask, on behalf of the HTML WG, to 
> request their collaboration and cooperation with the drafting of the 
> following embryonic document:
> 1. Web Developer's Guide to HTML5 (a.k.a. HTML5 Authoring Guidelines):
>   * http://dev.w3.org/html5/html-author/

As the team contact for the HTML WG, I just wanted to take a
moment to clarify that the above document (written by Lachlan
Hunt) it just one proposal as a start on an authoring guide. It's
true that so far it's the only one, but there's no reason that
things necessarily need to remain that way.

Not everything in dev.w3.org/html5 space necessarily carries any
kind of endorsement from the group. The reason that document came
to be there is, Lachlan Hunt figured that along with continuing
the discussion about what the use cases and requirements for an
HTML5 authoring guide should be, it might be useful to take a shot
at drafting something up so we'd also have at least one tangible
proposal to evaluate. And I asked him to then go ahead and check
it in so that we had it under version control in a place that
provided for the possibility of collaborative editing of it.

So while Lachlan's document may in fact be a great starting point
to use as the basis for possible collaboration with others from
the WCAG WG and AUWG WG, it is not the only possible starting

That said, I think Lachlan's document has some merit and it might
be good idea to try to use it as a starting point for
collaboration if it seems like that would be worthwhile to those
who want to get involved with work on authoring guidelines.


Michael(tm) Smith

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