[whatwg] Tim BL's HTML WG announcement and WHAT WG

Henri Sivonen hsivonen at iki.fi
Mon Oct 30 01:56:19 PST 2006

On Oct 29, 2006, at 19:16, Charles McCathieNevile wrote:

> So what comes out will probably be a (perhaps evolved) version of  
> WHATWG stuff, as has been the case in some other W3C groups already.

That would be excellent.

Perhaps I was overly worried, because I couldn't tell from the  
announcement where this is going.

>>> Or will the WHAT WG activities continue with an endorsement from  
>>> the W3C?
> I would be very surprised. As Tim notes, the WHATWG doesn't have  
> what he calls "accountability measures" (by which I think he means  
> a process with more of the checks and balances that are found in  
> W3C's), which would make it hard for W3C to endorse anything WHATWG  
> have yet to do.

I don't expect the W3C to endorse the WHAT WG itself. What I meant to  
ask if the WHAT WG spec drafts continue to be worked on under the  
banner of the W3C.

Henri Sivonen
hsivonen at iki.fi

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