Re: HTML5-warnings - request to publish as next heartbeat WD

Quoting James Graham <>:

> To meet the goal of informing readers of the spec about the likely
> stability of different sections, we are much better off adding
> informative annotations to each section that describe the stability of
> that section using criteria such as whether the feature is supported in
> released user agents. Such annotations would be both positive "Ships in
> multiple UAs; likely to be stable" and negative "Unimplemented, likely
> subject to change or removal". It is notable that the WHATWG draft
> already has a system for doing this based on user-supplied information.
> It would not (I expect) be a technical challenge to statically add
> those annotations to the W3C version of the spec.

Indeed it turned out that this was not a significant technical  
challenge; I added a simple feature to anolis that allows reading  
annotations from a file in a format compatible with the WHATWG  
annotation system and adding them statically to the generated spec. I  
have not added this feature to yet but will in due  

A copy of the spec with the WHATWG annotations in is at [1] (that URL  
is not expected to be long-lasting). Note how this document makes the  
relative maturity of the <iframe> ("working draft") and <video> ("last  
call for comments") sections clear. I understand that some people will  
think that reusing W3C language is inappropriate; that can be changed.  
Please bear in mind that this document may contain errors since my  
spec-processing pipeline is immature; indeed I spotted some encoding  
issues already.


Received on Thursday, 13 August 2009 21:27:22 UTC