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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: Tue, 15 Feb 2011 14:35:48 -0600
To: Steve Faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>
Message-Id: <83AC611E-686A-449B-A9AF-3AC342745BB9@w3.org>
Cc: jeff@w3.org, timbl@w3.org, plh@w3.org, www-archive <www-archive@w3.org>

On 14 Feb 2011, at 4:21 PM, Steve Faulkner wrote:

> 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

Hi Steve,

Thank you for the chat today. Per your suggestions, I will work on  
ways to get out the value proposition increasingly in developer  
forums.  I also want to chat with the HTML WG Team contact and chairs  
about useful materials for developers.

I won't have a statement today, please allow a bit of time so that I  
can continue to have discussions and draft some useful materials.

Best,
  _ Ian

> 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 -  
> dev.w3.org/html5/alt-techniques/
> Web Accessibility Toolbar - www.paciellogroup.com/resources/wat-ie-about.html
>

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Ian Jacobs (ij@w3.org)    http://www.w3.org/People/Jacobs/
Tel:                                      +1 718 260 9447
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