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Re: Working on the "core" HTML spec…

From: HTeuMeuLeu <remi@hteumeuleu.fr>
Date: Tue, 12 Jul 2016 15:08:49 +0200
Message-ID: <CAKZ2RFY9qCN=if1H_C68GncKOVn5L1bSTxCWCe4Pdv_VsMPGmA@mail.gmail.com>
To: Chaals McCathie Nevile <chaals@yandex-team.ru>
Cc: HTML for email CG <public-htmail@w3.org>
Hi Chaals,

Thanks for these insights. I totally forgot about the Web Platform
Incubator Community Group (https://discourse.wicg.io). My main
interrogation now is : should we continue to discuss of HTMail on this
platform or on Github ? (or elsewhere ?)


-- Rémi

2016-07-12 12:59 GMT+02:00 Chaals McCathie Nevile <chaals@yandex-team.ru>:

> Hi,
> One thing people might like to do is propose changes to the core HTML
> specification. Since I co-chair the W3C's Web Platform Working Group who
> maintains that specification, I thought it might be helpful to explain how
> that group works… (I'll try to find someone to do the same for CSS)
> The specification is on github, and the preferred means for feedback is to
> raise an issue:
> https://github.com/w3c/html/issues
> (please do a quick search to see if your issue is already known…)
> There is at least one issue tagged "HTML email" - a tag I can put onto any
> issue so we can track them:
> https://github.com/w3c/html/labels/HTML%20email
> If your issue is clearly related to email I will tag it.
> Nothing will be added to the HTML specification unless it has
> interoperable implementation - before that you should incubate it in an
> appropriate community such as this one.
> You should provide some sense of what needs to change in the HTML
> specification, what problem this solves for whom, who implements the
> proposal, who supports it, and some test(s) that can be used to work out
> whether an implementation has done it right.
> After that there may be a formal "Call for Consensus" of the Working
> Group, or if there is an obvious consensus it may just be taken up by the
> editors and added to a milestone.
> If you are proposing a substantial change, it is helpful if you either
> join the Working Group, or make an IPR commitment - W3C takes seriously its
> goal of ensuring that we don't put things in specifications without a
> Royalty-Free licensing commitment over any IPR. If you're not a W3C member,
> email me and I can explain the process, which is not very onerous.
> If you want to float an idea for HTML in front of browser implementors,
> get help specifying it, etc, you are welcome to do so in the Web Platform
> Incubator Community Group:
> https://discourse.wicg.io
> The Working Group is in the process of finalising HTML 5.1, and beginning
> work on HTML 5.2. The current plans are to produce a "W3C Recommendation"
> every year or two, which covers things that are implemented, interoperable,
> and still agreed to be good ideas. We are also trying to modularise HTML -
> so if you want to propose a big new thing, it's likely that we'll ask for
> it as a "module" that can be integrated mostly by reference, rather than
> adding 7000 lines to the HTML specification itself.
> cheers
> Chaals
> --
> Charles McCathie Nevile - web standards - CTO Office, Yandex
>  chaals@yandex-team.ru - - - Find more at http://yandex.com
Received on Tuesday, 12 July 2016 13:09:43 UTC

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