[whatwg] Help us review HTML5!

Lars sunberg at gmail.com
Fri Apr 3 01:18:46 PDT 2009


Havent read it all yet, but I did a search, and found nothing about
the <keygen> element.
Isnt that suposed to be in there, or do you miss documentation on it?

If you are missing documentation, I will be happy to try to write
something in the same format as the other tags..



On Fri, Apr 3, 2009 at 1:01 AM, Ian Hickson <ian at hixie.ch> wrote:
> Have you been lurking here but wanting to do more? Now that HTML5 is
> starting to get more stable, it's time to ramp up the review process, so
> if you have been waiting for a reason to jump in, here it is.
> Open one of the versions of the spec:
>   One page version
>   http://www.whatwg.org/specs/web-apps/current-work/
>   Multipage version
>   http://whatwg.org/html5
>   A4 PDF
>   http://www.whatwg.org/specs/web-apps/current-work/html5-a4.pdf
>   Letter PDF
>   http://www.whatwg.org/specs/web-apps/current-work/html5-letter.pdf
> ...and start reading! See below for ideas of what to look for.
> If you find a problem, either send an e-mail to this mailing list, or file
> a bug (registration required) here:
>   http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/enter_bug.cgi?component=Spec%20bugs&priority=P3&product=HTML%20WG&rep_platform=All
> The plan is to see whether we can shake down the spec and get rid of all
> the minor problems that have so far been overlooked. Typos, confusion,
> cross-reference errors, as well as mistakes in examples, errors in the
> definitions, and major errors like security bugs or contradictions.
> Anyone who helps find problems in the spec -- however minor --- will get
> their name in the acknowledgements section.
> You don't really need any experience to find the simplest class of
> problems: things that are confusing! If you don't understand something,
> then that's a problem. Not all the introduction sections and examples are
> yet written, but if there is a section with an introduction section that
> isn't clear, then you've found an issue: let us know!
> Something else that would now be good to search for is typos, spelling
> errors, grammar errors, and the like. Don't hesitate to send e-mails even
> for minor typos, all feedback even on such small issues is very welcome.
> If you have a specific need as a Web designer, then try to see if the need
> is met. If it isn't, and you haven't discussed this need before, then send
> an e-mail to the list. (So for example, if you want HTML to support date
> picker widgets, you'd look in the spec to see if it was covered. As it
> turns out, that one is!)
> If you have some specific expertise that lets you review a particular part
> of the spec for correctness, then that's another thing to look for. For
> example if you know about graphics, then reviewing the 2D Canvas API
> section would be a good use of your resources. If you know about
> scripting, then looking at the "Web browsers" section would be a good use
> of your time.
> If everything goes according to plan, I will respon to all issues by
> October. You can track how many issues remain to be responded to here:
>   http://www.whatwg.org/issues/data.html
> You are encouraged to join our IRC channel #whatwg on Freenode to stay in
> touch with what other people are doing, but this is by no means required.
> You are also encouraged to post in the Discussion section on the wiki
> page:
>   http://wiki.whatwg.org/wiki/Reviewing_HTML5#Discussion
> ...or in the blog comments for the corresponding blog post:
>   http://blog.whatwg.org/help-us-review-html5
> ...to let people know what you are reviewing. You can get news updates by
> following @WHATWG on Twitter.
> --
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