[whatwg] Outdated Implementation Statuses?

Ian Hickson ian at hixie.ch
Thu Jan 12 17:47:06 PST 2012

On Thu, 23 Jun 2011, Etienne Levesque Guitard wrote:
> As I mentioned on http://forums.whatwg.org/bb3/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=4663, 
> it seems that many of the implementation statuses on the spec documents 
> are outdated.
> Example: Isn't the <header> element already supported by many browsers? 
> I can confirm Firefox and Chromium being able to style this element.
> Anyone has any idea on this?

On Thu, 23 Jun 2011, Tab Atkins Jr. wrote:
> The implementation statuses are not automatically generated - they're 
> updated when someone cares enough to update them.  Anyone can do so, 
> though it's not very discoverable.  Hold down Ctrl+Alt and double-click 
> the status box, and it'll pop up a login prompt.  Make an account, then 
> you can change the statuses however you want.


On Fri, 24 Jun 2011, Aryeh Gregor wrote:
> Maybe this should be documented clearly through a "how to update" link 
> on the status boxes or such?

On Fri, 24 Jun 2011, Etienne Levesque Guitard wrote:
> Except that having it not documented might be a good idea in reducing 
> unwanted changes; as in only someone who's really interested will make 
> the efforts of signing up to the mailing list and asking how it's done.

I made a change a few weeks ago to try to improve matters without going 
too far, so now if you hover over the boxes you get an "edit" link. 
Hopefully that helps a little...

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