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Re: HTML.next and Rechartering

From: Simpson, Grant Leyton <glsimpso@indiana.edu>
Date: Thu, 11 Aug 2011 17:38:01 +0000
To: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>, HTML WG LIST <public-html@w3.org>
Message-ID: <CA6989D4.19D7B%glsimpso@indiana.edu>
Dear All,

One question I have--one that is in my opinion important to a discussion
of pursuing a revised charter--is how work on the next version of HTML by
this WG will relate to work done by WHATWG. WHATWG has referred to the
HTML5 work done heretofore as a "snapshot" of their "living" HTML. Is that
the model we as a WG want to follow? Would the next iteration of HTML from
the W3C track WHATWG work?


On 8/10/11 6:57 PM, "Maciej Stachowiak" <mjs@apple.com> wrote:

>Hello Working Group,
>Now that the Last Call period is over, it's a good time to start thinking
>about the next steps in the evolution beyond HTML5.
>There are a few ways we can start thinking and talking more about
>1) Let's start up some discussion and collection of post-HTML5 feature
>2) Though we cannot yet publish post-HTML5 deliverables as Working
>Drafts, nothing stops us from creating Editor's Drafts. So current
>editors and anyone else who is interested are encouraged to create
>post-HTML5 proposed Editor's Drafts for consideration, in parallel with
>the versions working their way through the LC process.
>3) To be able to publish post-HTML5 delieverables, we will have to change
>the charter of the Working Group. There are two possible tracks we can
>    A) Come up with a detailed definition of the requirements, scope, and
>expectations for our next-generation deliverables, and cast that as a new
>    B) Update the current charter and give a fairly loosely defined scope
>for post-HTML5 deliverables.
>Option A is much more clear about the next phase of our work, which is
>helpful in some ways, but it may require longer discussion to be clear
>about the scope. Option B likely requires less careful wording and
>negotiation. There is some interest in completing rechartering by the
>time of TPAC 2011. To achieve that, we'd have to have a draft charter
>ready in 3-5 weeks. We have W3C staff members who can help with the
>The Chairs welcome discussion of any or all of these topics. This will
>also be a discussion item at this week's telecon.
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