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Re: preparing WG publication

From: Laura Carlson <laura.lee.carlson@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 8 Jun 2010 15:00:00 -0500
Message-ID: <AANLkTimnf1zAhYdhoaWiBup9isP6T8LWMK2rMHjgoQ91@mail.gmail.com>
To: Leonard Rosenthol <lrosenth@adobe.com>
Cc: "public-html@w3.org" <public-html@w3.org>
As time passes, and as WHATWG and W3C copies of HTML5 diverge - as
they are continually - things get more and more confusing. Which is
the authoritative version?

It has been over three years. The convergence that others have
mentioned should have happen by now. We should have one HTML5 spec.
Instead of convergence, it seem that we have more and more divergence.

Best Regards,
Laura L. Carlson

On 6/8/10, Edward O'Connor <hober0@gmail.com> wrote:
> Grant wrote:
>> Will the expected process be to harmonize the differences between the
>> W3C and the WHATWG specs? Will this be formalized in any way[…]?
> We're chartered to "actively pursue convergence with WHATWG,"[1] so
> yes—more-or-less—with the caveat that, while the HTML WG is working on
> HTML5, the WHATWG is also working on HTML beyond what will end up in the
> snapshot called HTML5. So, assuming we achieve our goal of convergence,
> the HTML WG's HTML5 spec will be a subset of the WHATWG's HTML spec.
> You might want to read what the editor wrote about this back in the
> early days of the HTML WG.[2]
> Leonard wrote:
>> I think that any references to the WHATWG "version" of the document
>> should be removed from W3C communications and documents.
> Given our goal to actively pursue convergence, it's reasonable for both
> documents to link to each other.
> Ted
> P.S. Why the scare quotes around version? [Please direct replies to this
>      P.S. to www-archive.]
> 1. http://www.w3.org/2007/03/HTML-WG-charter.html#conformance
>    Oddly, section 4 "Relationship to External Groups" has no ID, so it's
>    less cite-able than other parts of the charter.
> 2. http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-html/2007Apr/0025.html

Laura L. Carlson
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