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Re: An HTML5 logo

From: Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@MIT.EDU>
Date: Wed, 19 Jan 2011 09:26:43 -0500
Message-ID: <4D36F4A3.4090103@mit.edu>
To: Aryeh Gregor <Simetrical+w3c@gmail.com>
CC: Jeremy Keith <jeremy@adactio.com>, public-html <public-html@w3.org>, Ian Jacobs <ij@w3.org>
On 1/19/11 4:16 AM, Aryeh Gregor wrote:
> On Tue, Jan 18, 2011 at 5:07 PM, Jeremy Keith<jeremy@adactio.com>  wrote:
>> What is the remit of the W3C Communications Team? (I couldn't find a URL). If it is to confuse and conflate separate technologies in the minds of web developers ...top job!
> That ship has already sailed.  It's unlikely to cause a problem that
> "HTML5" is both a particular standard and an official buzzword.

I've seen it cause plenty of problems where people claim that "HTML5" 
specifies something that's actually only present in some random CSS 
working group editor's draft....

The ship may have sailed, but a number of people and organizations 
worked hard to make it sail this particular way, unfortunately, 
deliberately obfuscating the term "HTML5" for marketing purposes.

Received on Wednesday, 19 January 2011 14:28:20 UTC

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