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Re: Getting HTML5 to Recommendation in 2014

From: Sam Ruby <rubys@intertwingly.net>
Date: Tue, 25 Sep 2012 17:15:51 -0400
Message-ID: <50621F07.30506@intertwingly.net>
To: "public-html@w3.org" <public-html@w3.org>, "w3c-wai-pf@w3.org" <w3c-wai-pf@w3.org>, "public-html-a11y@w3.org" <public-html-a11y@w3.org>
CC: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>, "Janina Sajka <janina@rednote.net> (janina@rednote.net)" <janina@rednote.net>, Philippe Le Hegaret <plh@w3.org>, "Judy Brewer <jbrewer@w3.org> (jbrewer@w3.org)" <jbrewer@w3.org>, Jeff Jaffe <jeff@w3.org>, Tim Berners-Lee <timbl@w3.org>, Paul Cotton <Paul.Cotton@microsoft.com>
Based on feedback received to date, we have revised the 2014 plan:


As a part of this update, we also have updated the Draft Decision Policy 
and the Model Public Permissive CR Exit Criteria:


We have also started a page which we will use to capture a list of 
features at risk:


At the present time these documents are only intended to be snapshots 
demonstrating forward progress.  After a brief period of discussion the 
plan itself will be updated to reflect these changes:


Meanwhile feel free to compare the draft 2014 plan to the original.  A 
list of significant changes and change bars appear in the updated 2014 
plan itself.

The intent is to issue a Call for Consensus on this plan no earlier than 
early next week.  We request that everyone let us know ASAP if you see 
anything in this plan that you are likely to object to during the Call 
For Consensus,

- Sam Ruby

On behalf of:
Sam, Maciej, Paul, Janina, Philippe and Judy
HTML Working Group Chairs, Protocols and Formats WG Chair & The W3C Team


On 09/19/2012 04:33 PM, Paul Cotton wrote:
> The HTML Working Group has made much progress on HTML5 and related specifications. The HTML Working Group Chairs and the Protocols and Formats WG Chair have been asked by the W3C Team to provide a credible plan to get HTML5 to Recommendation status by 2014. Challenges remain in achieving this goal. We sought to produce a plan that achieves this date and that has minimal risk of delays from unexpected events.
> We'd like to now propose our draft plan [1] to the HTML Working Group for consideration. Here are the key points of our plan:
> 	- Revise the draft HTML WG charter to indicate an HTML 5.0 Recommendation in 2014Q4 and an HTML 5.1 Recommendation in 2016Q4.
> 	- Use Candidate Recommendation exit criteria to focus testing where it is advisable (e.g. new features), without wasting time on testing where it is inappropriate (such as when interoperability is already proven on the Web).
> 	- Use modularity to manage the size and complexity of the specifications while reducing social conflict within a constrained timeline:
> 		- Gain agreement that the remaining open issues can proceed via extension specifications at first. Provide an opportunity to merge extension specifications back into the baseline spec upon getting WG consensus and after the extension specifications meet their Candidate Recommendation exit criteria.
> 		-Welcome the option of extension specifications that don't merge back at all and instead proceed at different paces and possibly even with different Candidate Recommendation exit criteria.
> We encourage discussion of this draft plan in response to this email.  We will also add this item to the respective agendas of the next meetings of the HTML WG, the Accessibility Task Force and the PF WG.
> /paulc
> On behalf of:
> Sam, Maciej, Paul, Janina, Philippe and Judy
> HTML Working Group Chairs, Protocols and Formats WG Chair & The W3C Team
> [1] http://dev.w3.org/html5/decision-policy/html5-2014-plan.html
> Paul Cotton, Microsoft Canada
> 17 Eleanor Drive, Ottawa, Ontario K2E 6A3
> Tel: (425) 705-9596 Fax: (425) 936-7329
Received on Tuesday, 25 September 2012 21:16:25 UTC

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