[whatwg] public-html list

Shannon shannon at arc.net.au
Fri Dec 14 20:10:20 PST 2007

Ian Hickson wrote:
> On Sat, 15 Dec 2007, Shannon wrote:
>> Ok so I found the other list (public-html at w3c.org). Nokia state their 
>> reasons and clearly it was discussed (at Cambridge apparently)  but why 
>> two lists for one standard?
> Historical reasons -- the W3C initially wasn't interested in doing HTML5, 
> so we started in the WHATWG (back in 2004), but earlier this year the W3C 
> decided to also work on HTML5 and adopted the WHATWG spec, and now the two 
> groups work together on the same spec.
I imagine this must generate a lot of cross-posting and confusion. Are 
there plans to merge the groups? Which group has authority in the event 
of a dispute or is that unknown?
My spider-senses tell me we're going to end up with 2 HTML5's.

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