[whatwg] Administrivia: Update on the relationship between the WHATWG HTML living standard and the W3C HTML5 specification

Karl Dubost karld at opera.com
Wed Jul 25 08:39:25 PDT 2012

Le 25 juil. 2012 à 10:04, David Bruant a écrit :
>> W3C forgot that.
> Who did? I mean, the actual people.

Nobody forgot. The discussions are not about WHATWG vs W3C. This is nonsense.
There W3C is not a monolithic bloc either. Most of the browser engineers working on whatwg lists, IRC channels, are also part of the W3C groups. There is productive work done at different places.

There are issues with _some_ groups. One group which has been difficult lately in terms of agreeing on how to work is the W3C HTML WG. (I'm not taking side). The W3C has an history of broader public and diversity in terms of opinions, ideas on Web architecture, etc. which indeed makes the consensus more difficult to reach, hence the (sometimes too) heavy process (when engineers just want to have fun solving concrete use cases).

Let's not forget that  the W3C Web Apps WG is working quite well. But it is a smaller group with more likely minded people.

List of documents being worked on

Karl Dubost - http://dev.opera.com/
Developer Relations, Opera Software

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