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specification name [was: Proposal to Adopt HTML5]

From: Dailey, David P. <david.dailey@sru.edu>
Date: Thu, 19 Apr 2007 08:21:56 -0400
Message-ID: <1835D662B263BC4E864A7CFAB2FEEB3D258BCD@msfexch01.srunet.sruad.edu>
To: "Dan Connolly" <connolly@w3.org>, <public-html@w3.org>

On Wed 4/18/2007 6:37 PM Dan Connolly wrote:

>> - that the W3C's next-generation HTML specification is officially 
>> named "HTML 5"

>That's acceptable to all interested parties, as far as I know.

While I rather did like HTML 5.<span style="text-decoration: overline">5</span>  (http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-html/2007Apr/0225.html ),  -- it would rather prevent people from tyring to agree on a DTD  -- I do have a more serious question about the name:
Suppose the proposal to use WHATWG's HTML5 as a starting point were not approved by the HTML WG. (I agree that this is unlikely since the charter seems to guarantee that 2/3 of the members will be representatives of WHATWG.) In this unlikely event, there could be a problem. That is WHATWG's HTML is already known somewhat broadly as HTML5, meaning that W3C might need a different name for its reco, if that were to happen.
That is, HTML5 is probably acceptable to all parties, provided that the proposal to accept WHATWG as a starting point is first approved.
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