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A New Way Forward for HTML5

From: Manu Sporny <msporny@digitalbazaar.com>
Date: Thu, 23 Jul 2009 09:48:00 -0400
Message-ID: <4A686A10.50600@digitalbazaar.com>
To: HTMLWG WG <public-html@w3.org>, WHATWG <whatwg@lists.whatwg.org>
By halting the XHTML2 work and announcing more resources for the HTML5
project, the World Wide Web Consortium has sent a clear signal on the
future markup language for the Web: it will be HTML5. Unfortunately, the
decision comes at a time when many working with Web standards have taken
issue with the way the HTML5 specification is being developed.

The shut down of the XHTML2 Working Group has brought to a head a
long-standing set of concerns related to how the new specification is
being developed. The following page outlines the current state of
development and suggests that there is a more harmonious way to move
forward. By adopting some or all of the proposals outlined below, the
standards community will ensure that the greatest features for the Web
are integrated into HTML5.


-- manu

Manu Sporny (skype: msporny, twitter: manusporny)
President/CEO - Digital Bazaar, Inc.
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