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Re: Proposal to Adopt HTML5

From: Shawn Medero <smedero@ldc.upenn.edu>
Date: Tue, 10 Apr 2007 07:12:26 -0400
To: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>
Cc: public-html@w3.org
Message-Id: <1176203546.6925.24.camel@brag>

On Mon, 2007-04-09 at 19:38 -0700, Maciej Stachowiak wrote:

> 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  
> <http://esw.w3.org/topic/HTML/ProposedDesignPrinciples>


The renaming of the W3C spec to HTML 5 makes a lot of sense. Most of the
discussions on this list seem to be echoing similar topics tackled by
WHAT WG's HTML 5 spec... so it not clear me to now that a W3C developed
"HTML 6" would be *vastly* different than HTML 5.

Thanks for pulling this proposal together Maciej, I've been hoping for a
possible resolution to this issue.

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