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WG Decision to stop work on "HTML: The Markup Language" and "HTML5: Edition for Web Authors"

From: Paul Cotton <Paul.Cotton@microsoft.com>
Date: Tue, 28 May 2013 17:58:48 +0000
To: "public-html-admin@w3.org" <public-html-admin@w3.org>
CC: "Robin Berjon (robin@w3.org)" <robin@w3.org>
Message-ID: <AB5704B0EEC35B4691114DC04366B37F203E5E68@TK5EX14MBXC297.redmond.corp.microsoft.com>
No one objected to the CfC to stop work on "HTML: The Markup Language" and "HTML5: Edition for Web Authors" by the Thu May 23 deadline.
http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-html-admin/2013May/0069.html 

*** Decision of the Working Group ***

Therefore, the HTML Working Group hereby resolves to stop work on "HTML: The Markup Language" and "HTML5:  Edition   for Web Authors".

The Editors are requested to arrange for publication of the WG Notes for these two specifications:

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

/paulc
HTML WG co-chair

Paul Cotton, Microsoft Canada
17 Eleanor Drive, Ottawa, Ontario K2E 6A3
Tel: (425) 705-9596 Fax: (425) 936-7329


-----Original Message-----
From: Paul Cotton [mailto:Paul.Cotton@microsoft.com] 
Sent: Tuesday, May 21, 2013 2:52 PM
To: public-html-admin@w3.org
Subject: RE: CfC: stop work on "HTML: The Markup Language" and "HTML5: Edition for Web Authors"

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

/paulc
HTML WG co-chair

Paul Cotton, Microsoft Canada
17 Eleanor Drive, Ottawa, Ontario K2E 6A3
Tel: (425) 705-9596 Fax: (425) 936-7329


-----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, 28 May 2013 18:00:03 UTC

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