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From: Léonie Watson <tink@tink.uk>
Date: Fri, 3 Nov 2017 11:29:08 +0000
To: public-html@w3.org
Cc: "public-webapps@w3.org" <public-webapps@w3.org>
Message-ID: <2a57f05a-44d9-cdf8-4a68-8c98b18231fb@tink.uk>
Hello WebPlat,

With HTML5.2 in PR, we have some changes to the HTML editing team...

We're sad to say goodbye to Travis Leithead, Arron Eicholz, and Alex 
Danilo, who are formally stepping down as editors with the publication 
of HTML5.2.

Travis joined the HTML editors in 2012, and was a core member of the 
team that took HTML5 to Recommendation in 2014. His considerable 
knowledge of browsers and APIs has been enormously helpful as we've 
taken HTML5.1 (and soon HTML5.2) to Recommendation.

Arron joined the HTML editors in 2015, and undertook an enormous amount 
of the work to convert the HTML spec to Bikeshed. His tremendous 
technical expertise and thorough knowledge of Bikeshed, have been 
invaluable over the past couple of years.

Alex joined the HTML editors in 2016, and brought a wealth of experience 
from his many years working on web standards at W3C. His combination of 
technical insight and practical approach helped us settle into a more 
rapid and iterative release cycle for HTML.

Thank you to each of you for all the hard work and effort you put in, 
your humour and grace, and most of all for helping us make HTML more 
reliable, more author friendly, and a better reflection of reality on 
the web today.

As with any standard that is relevant to the modern web platform, there 
is always more to do and more improvements to make. So we're pleased to 
welcome Bruce Lawson, Patricia Aas, Shwetank Dixit, Terence
Eden, and Xiaoqian Wu, who will be joining Steve Faulkner and Sangwhan 
Moon on the HTML team.

We're happy to have a team with such a wide range of real-world 
experience and knowledge. Collectively they bring perspectives on 
browser     engineering, authoring, content deployment (at small and 
large scale), and open standards. As well as being communicators and 
explainers, they bring technical expertise
in diverse areas including accessibility, internationalisation, and 
security - all of which are vital to a spec as widely used and 
implemented as HTML.

We're looking forward to continuing our mission to improve the 
specification that has changed the world; making it a reliable, 
dependable, and usable source
of information for the millions of working authors, content producers, 
and implementers who use HTML on a daily basis.

Please join the HTML editors and many contributors to the HTML 
specification, by filing issues, discussing solutions, and contributing 
fixes:
https://github.com/w3c/html/

Once again, thank you to those who have done and continue to do this 
work. Whether by writing the specification, implementing it in all kinds 
of software,
or by using it to provide more accessible, convenient, and friendly 
services in more ways and places than we can possibly list!

Léonie on behalf of the WebPlat co-chairs and team.

-- 
@LeonieWatson @tink@toot.cafe tink.uk carpe diem
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