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

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Fri, 25 Feb 2011 02:30:29 +0000 (UTC)
To: Nathan <nathan@webr3.org>
cc: www-archive <www-archive@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.64.1102250229090.28618@ps20323.dreamhostps.com>
On Wed, 16 Feb 2011, Nathan wrote:
> Sorry to pop everyones bubble here, but middle 80% of the web (read as 
> nearly every developer working in a web design/development agency) is 
> uncatered for by both W3C and WHAT WG, they're all saying "where's HTML 
> 5" and waiting for new features, some of which (not all) they could 
> already be using today - for them the same scenario could continue when 
> "HTML 6" is being developed. The 10% at the only very stable please end 
> of the spectrum is handled by W3C (and they don't appreciate the WHAT WG 
> release cycle), and WHAT WG handles the other 10% at the bleeding edge 
> end of the spectrum (and they don't appreciate the W3C release cycle).

Does http://developers.whatwg.org/ address the 80%?

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