[whatwg] Status of Web Applications 1.0?

Ian Hickson ian at hixie.ch
Fri Mar 10 11:55:31 PST 2006

On Mon, 6 Mar 2006, L. David Baron wrote:
> I'd like to see a little more information in the "Status of this 
> Document" section of Web Applications 1.0.  In particular:
>  * Are there large sections likely to appear in the document in the
>    future?  If so, what?  Section 1.10 (Miscellaneous) suggests that
>    there are.  (Although I'm not sure requiring mutation events is a
>    good idea, so I might want to see one fewer.)

There's likely to be a section on document.write() and innerHTML; I'm not 
sure where it should go yet. Other than that, I think most of the major 
sections I hope to have in this version are already in the contents 
list (though some sections are empty or need a lot of work).

>  * What other specifications is this document intended to replace (i.e.,
>    describe all the relevant features from) and what other
>    specifications is it intended to refer to?

HTML4, XHTML 1.x, and DOM2 HTML.

>    In particular, if I find
>    features in HTML 4.01 that are widely implemented and are not
>    described in this document, should I be sending individual email
>    messages to this list pointing out the omissions?

As a rule, yes. However, it is known that previously interoperable 
presentational features are not yet described (the "Rendering" section 
will define those; such features are unlikely to become part of the HTML5 
language itself, except for the WYSIWYG editor case), and it is known that 
large sections of the Window and DocumentWindow interfaces still remain to 
be documented, as do a large number of semantic elements (like <table>).

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