Re: Proposal to Adopt HTML5


Throwing away all the work that's been done would be insane.

As said, we don't have to adopt everything, but it has to be the 
starting point. In fact, most of the current discussions are already 
based on or somehow related to the WHATWG's specs.


Maciej Stachowiak wrote:
> Dear HTML Working Group,
> HTML5, comprising the Web Apps 1.0 and Web Forms 2.0 specifications, 
> is the product of many years of collaborative effort. It specifies 
> existing HTML4 markup and APIs with much clearer conformance criteria 
> for both implementations and documents. It specifies many useful 
> additions, in many cases drawing on features that have existed in 
> browser-based implementations for a long time. And it actively draws 
> on feedback from implementors and content authors. Therefore, we the 
> undersigned propose the following:
> - that the W3C HTML Working Group adops the WHAT Working Group's HTML5 
> as the starting point for further HTML development
> - that the W3C's next-generation HTML specification is officially 
> named "HTML 5"
> - that Ian Hickson is named as editor for the W3C's HTML 5 
> specification, to preserve continuity with the existing WHATWG effort
> If HTML5 is adopted as a starting point, the contents of the document 
> would still be up for review and revision, but we would start with the 
> existing text. A suitable next step might be a high-level review of 
> functionality added and removed relative to HTML4.01, followed by 
> focused discussion and review of individual topic areas, including 
> both content already in the spec and proposed new features. 
> Discussions should be guided by common principles along the lines of 
> <>
> If the group is agreeable to these proposals, Apple, Mozilla and Opera 
> will agree to arrange a non-exclusive copyright assignment to the W3 
> Consortium for HTML5 specifications.
> L. David Baron, Mozilla Foundation
> Lars Erik Bolstad, Opera Software ASA
> Brendan Eich, Mozilla Foundation
> Dave Hyatt, Apple Inc.
> Håkon Wium Lie, Opera Software ASA
> Maciej Stachowiak, Apple Inc.

Received on Tuesday, 10 April 2007 04:43:46 UTC