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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: Fri, 25 Feb 2011 10:38:39 +0000
Message-ID: <AANLkTimECVVRxTWhh2Y+S1qpT3heYya3oS8d3kFWmtig@mail.gmail.com>
To: nathan@webr3.org
Cc: www-archive <www-archive@w3.org>, Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Ian hickson wrote:

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%?



There are also 2 W3C HTML5 documents that attempt to be developer friendly:

HTML: The Markup Language Reference
http://www.w3.org/TR/html-markup/


and

HTML5 Edition for Web Authors

http://dev.w3.org/html5/spec-author-view/
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