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RE: CfC: stop work on "HTML: The Markup Language" and "HTML5: Edition for Web Authors"

From: Paul Cotton <Paul.Cotton@microsoft.com>
Date: Tue, 21 May 2013 18:51:56 +0000
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Note that this CfC closes on Thu May 23.

If this CfC passes then the following Working Group Notes will be published next week along with the 3 heartbeat documents and the main element WG Note (assuming those CfCs pass as well):

1. HTML: The Markup Language (an HTML language reference) - http://htmlwg.org/heartbeat-201305/h-tml/Overview.html 

2. HTML5: Edition for Web Authors - http://htmlwg.org/heartbeat-201305/author/Overview.html

HTML WG co-chair

Paul Cotton, Microsoft Canada
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-----Original Message-----
From: Sam Ruby [mailto:rubys@intertwingly.net] 
Sent: Wednesday, May 15, 2013 6:32 AM
To: public-html-admin@w3.org
Subject: CfC: stop work on "HTML: The Markup Language" and "HTML5: Edition for Web Authors"

On 05/07/2013 05:46 AM, Robin Berjon wrote:
> Hi all,
> one of the things we discussed a couple weeks ago was stopping work on 
> the above two documents.
> "HTML: The Markup Language" has been a useful document and a number of 
> its ideas have been incorporated into the HTML specification proper. 
> But overall it is more documentation oriented and would seem to be 
> developed better as such (rather than using the heavyweight 
> Recommendation process). We've been talking with the fine people who 
> work on WebPlatform.org to make sure that the content isn't lost but 
> rather finds a new home there.
> "HTML5: Edition for Web Authors" serves a useful purpose, but it does 
> not seem useful to publish it as a document on its own. Rather, we can 
> use a style switcher in the specification and toggle the view. Steve 
> has been working on that.
> Unless there are solid objections, these two documents will therefore 
> be republished as Notes to indicate that work on them has stopped.

This is a Call for Consensus (CfC) to terminate development of the separate "HTML: The Markup Language" and "HTML5: Edition  for Web Authors" document, and to publish the results as a W3C Note.

Silence will be taken to mean there is no objection, but positive responses are encouraged. If there are no objections by Thursday, May 23rd, this resolution will carry.

- Sam Ruby
Received on Tuesday, 21 May 2013 18:52:33 UTC

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