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

From: Steve Faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 14 Feb 2011 22:21:31 +0000
Message-ID: <AANLkTinBjVDLWF3y=HVZnMNKHhf770fzLK8On6P92bz8@mail.gmail.com>
To: Ian Jacobs <ij@w3.org>
Cc: jeff@w3.org, timbl@w3.org, plh@w3.org, www-archive <www-archive@w3.org>
Hi Ian,

I won't press you any further,
but will say that I am disappointed that the W3C does not appear to have the
strength of leadership to directly explain its role in the development of
HTML.

This reluctance only serves to promote the perception that now, the W3C only
plays a peripheral role in the development of HTML, while the core
responsibility and influence over the continuing development of HTML is in
the hands of the WHAT WG.

If The W3C top brass do ever come to the realisation that those who give
their time to the development of HTML at the W3C, deserve a clear
explanation. I can assure you it will be appreciated

with regards
Steve Faulkner

On 14 February 2011 21:44, Ian Jacobs <ij@w3.org> wrote:

>
> On 14 Feb 2011, at 3:41 PM, Steve Faulkner wrote:
>
>  Hi Ian,
>>
>> a polite reminder
>>
>> you wrote:
>>
>> "I plan to follow up with you on this next Monday."
>>
>
> Hi Steve,
>
> Apologies for not answering here as well. I did answer in your question on
> the W3C blog:
>  http://www.w3.org/QA/2011/02/last_year_i_published_several.html#c214182
>
> where I wrote:
>
>  "Today W3C announced the extension of the HTML Working Group. The press
> release we issued speaks to some of these issues:
> http://www.w3.org/2011/02/htmlwg-pr.html"
>
> Hope that helps and thanks for checking back,
>
>  _ Ian
>
>
>
>> regards
>> Steve Faulkner
>>
>>
>> On 9 February 2011 15:12, Ian Jacobs <ij@w3.org> wrote:
>>
>> 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/
>> Web Accessibility Toolbar -
>> www.paciellogroup.com/resources/wat-ie-about.html
>>
>>
>> --
>> Ian Jacobs (ij@w3.org)    http://www.w3.org/People/Jacobs/
>> Tel:                                      +1 718 260 9447
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> --
>> 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/
>> Web Accessibility Toolbar -
>> www.paciellogroup.com/resources/wat-ie-about.html
>>
>>
> --
> Ian Jacobs (ij@w3.org)    http://www.w3.org/People/Jacobs/
> Tel:                                      +1 718 260 9447
>
>


-- 
with regards

Steve Faulkner
Technical Director - TPG

www.paciellogroup.com | www.HTML5accessibility.com |
www.twitter.com/stevefaulkner
HTML5: Techniques for providing useful text alternatives -
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