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Re: Getting HTML5 to Recommendation in 2014

From: Steve Faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 27 Sep 2012 14:03:56 +0200
Message-ID: <CA+ri+VnAuje7+bBa4ThmStipVeuC0nYePa8wfJ83-wpzpvpcTw@mail.gmail.com>
To: Sam Ruby <rubys@intertwingly.net>
Cc: "public-html@w3.org" <public-html@w3.org>
Hi Sam,

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

  > http://www.w3.org/html/wg/wiki/HTML5.0AtRiskFeatures

I have added a few more obvious candidates


On 25 September 2012 23:15, Sam Ruby <rubys@intertwingly.net> wrote:

> Based on feedback received to date, we have revised the 2014 plan:
>   http://intertwingly.net/tmp/**html5-2014-plan.html<http://intertwingly.net/tmp/html5-2014-plan.html>
> As a part of this update, we also have updated the Draft Decision Policy
> and the Model Public Permissive CR Exit Criteria:
>   http://dev.w3.org/html5/**decision-policy/decision-**policy-v3.html<http://dev.w3.org/html5/decision-policy/decision-policy-v3.html>
> http://dev.w3.org/html5/**decision-policy/public-**
> permissive-exit-criteria.html<http://dev.w3.org/html5/decision-policy/public-permissive-exit-criteria.html>
> We have also started a page which we will use to capture a list of
> features at risk:
>   http://www.w3.org/html/wg/**wiki/HTML5.0AtRiskFeatures<http://www.w3.org/html/wg/wiki/HTML5.0AtRiskFeatures>
> 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:
>   http://dev.w3.org/html5/**decision-policy/html5-2014-**plan.html<http://dev.w3.org/html5/decision-policy/html5-2014-plan.html>
> 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<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

with regards

Steve Faulkner
Technical Director - TPG

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