Re: Proposal to Adopt HTML5

Is there a link to the current draft prepared by the WHATWG  
somewhere?  I've only been on the list for a week or two now, if it  
has been shared previously apologies for the second request :)

But +1 on the idea even without seeing it, would be an incredible  
waste to not use work that has already been done.

On Apr 9, 2007, at 7:38 PM, 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 < 
> ProposedDesignPrinciples>
> 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 06:07:56 UTC