Re: CFC: Publish HTML5.1 as Proposed Recommendation (PR)

I support this CFC



On 2 September 2016 at 13:38, Léonie Watson <> wrote:

> Hello WebPlat,
> With thanks to everyone who contributed, and to the HTML editors in
> particular, this is a Call For Consensus (CFC) to request W3C publish the
> HTML5.1 Editor's Draft (ED) [1] as a PR.
> Please note, this CFC is being sent to as the
> official email list noted in the WebPlat charter.
> Please respond by end of day on Friday 9th September 2016. Responses maybe
> given in reply to this email, or on Github [2]. Positive responses are
> preferred and encouraged, but silence will be taken as consent to the
> proposal.
> Following Candidate Recommendation (CR), several "at risk" features were
> removed, whilst others were retained. Details can be found in the status
> section of the ED.
> The HTML5.1 Implementation report [3] references three features with no
> known native implementations, and three features with one known
> implementation. In each case the W3C specification aligns with the WHATWG
> specification.
> Of the features with one iplementation, we expect that there will be more
> implementations in the future. Of those with no implementations:
> 1. the algorithm steps to support CSP have no impact unless the relevant
> parts of CSP *are* supported, in which case they specify the expected
> interoperable
> behaviour. The chairs expect such CSP support to occur relatively soon. If
> it appears that this will not be implemented in the future, this change is
> likely
> to be reverted in HTML 5.2.
> 2. the algorithm steps to support closing a blob with the FileAPI's
> close() method likewise have no impact unless the method is supported.
> Since the future
> of that method is under discussion, this part of the relevant algorithm
> will be a candidate for removal from HTML 5.2.
> 3. probablySupportsContext is a convenience function to enhance
> performance when using canvas. If this does not seem likely to be
> implemented, it will be
> a candidate for removal from HTML 5.2
>  The WebPlat chairs recommend supporting this proposal. Although it is not
> perfect, it represents a substantial improvement over the HTML5
> Recommendation, so publishing it would be helpful. Rather than hold up the
> publication of these improvements, we can continue to improve and iterate
> the HTML specification as HTML5.2.
> Léonie on behalf of the WebPlat chairs and team
> [1]
> [2]
> [3]

Senior Accessibility Engineer
The Paciello Group

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