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Re: Proposal to Adopt HTML5

From: cadunn <cadunn@vt2000.com>
Date: Tue, 10 Apr 2007 06:15:47 -0400
Message-ID: <461B63D3.2040404@vt2000.com>
To: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>
CC: HTML WG <public-html@w3.org>, Håkon Wium Lie <howcome@opera.com>, Brendan Eich <brendan@mozilla.org>, "L. David Baron" <dbaron@dbaron.org>, David Hyatt <hyatt@apple.com>, lbolstad@opera.com

I agree. And, well-done all.

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 
> <http://esw.w3.org/topic/HTML/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 21:48:54 UTC

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