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Re: Please explain the role of the W3C in the continuing development of HTML

From: Ian Jacobs <ij@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 9 Feb 2011 09:12:06 -0600
To: Steve Faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>
Message-Id: <A249D501-98BB-4ED9-B742-820F661C43A9@w3.org>
Cc: jeff@w3.org, timbl@w3.org, plh@w3.org, www-archive <www-archive@w3.org>

On 8 Feb 2011, at 3:43 AM, Steve Faulkner wrote:

> Dear all,
>
> There has been much discussion[1] about HTML/HTML5 over the past few  
> weeks due to the HTML5 logo and the WHATWG changing the name and  
> stripping the vestiges of HTML versioning.
> The WHATWG have clearly stated the rationale for the formalisation  
> of the WHAT WG HTML - living standard, one that includes the  
> devaluation of the W3C spec development model.
>
> What has been and is clearly missing from this public discourse is  
> the clear articulation (by the W3C) of the role of the W3C in HTML  
> development and the value proposition of the specification process  
> used by the W3C for HTML5.
>
> Please provide a clear expalnation of the role of the W3C in the  
> continuing development of HTML

Hello Steve,

I plan to follow up with you on this next Monday.

Ian Jacobs, Head of W3C Communications

>
> [1] a selection
> http://www.zeldman.com/2011/01/27/html5-vs-html/
> http://blog.whatwg.org/html-is-the-new-html5
> http://www.infoworld.com/d/developer-world/html-the-standard- 
> failed-585
> http://adactio.com/journal/4301/
>
> -- 
> with regards
>
> Steve Faulkner
> Technical Director - TPG
>
> www.paciellogroup.com | www.HTML5accessibility.com | www.twitter.com/stevefaulkner
> HTML5: Techniques for providing useful text alternatives -  
> dev.w3.org/html5/alt-techniques/
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>

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