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Conflicting advice and requirements in HTML5/HTML living standard

From: Steve Faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 14 Jun 2011 10:45:42 +0100
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HTML is currently defined in multiple documents, each purporting to be
*THE*definition of HTML/HTML5. The documents are developed, published
and
maintained by 2 separate organisations. The 2 organisations have differing
development models, one (W3C) employs a consensus
process<http://dev.w3.org/html5/decision-policy/decision-policy.html>for
resolving conflicts about the normative and informative content of the
HTML specification, in the other (WHATWG) all decisions about what is in the
specification are made by one
person<http://wiki.whatwg.org/wiki/FAQ#Which_group_has_authority_in_the_event_of_a_dispute.3F>(the
editor, Ian Hickson).

http://www.paciellogroup.com/blog/2011/06/html5-accessibility-chops-conflicting-advice-and-requirements/

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with regards

Steve Faulkner
Technical Director - TPG

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