[html5] WHATWG's lack of responsiveness (was re: Suggestion to close this list)

Tony Crockford tonyc at boldfish.co.uk
Thu Aug 24 00:41:58 PDT 2017

> On 24 Aug 2017, at 08:39, Anne van Kesteren <annevk at annevk.nl <mailto:annevk at annevk.nl>> wrote:
> That was the purpose of the whatwg at whatwg.org <mailto:whatwg at whatwg.org> list. However, it wasn't
> possible to follow for most people as you'd get ~300 emails a month
> when it was active. That's in part why discussion now takes place on
> GitHub, where you can cherry pick which topics to follow and give
> feedback on and which to ignore. That helps more people contribute
> more effectively. And it allows more folks to edit the standards too.
> The HTML Standard has gotten patches from over a 100 different people
> now whereas for the majority of time it was written by a single
> person. Overall I think this move has made us more democratic.
> The purpose of help at whatwg.org <mailto:help at whatwg.org> was to ask questions about WHATWG
> standards, but it never really got used much.

Ah, thank you for clarification.

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