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

Melvin Carvalho melvincarvalho at gmail.com
Wed Jul 25 09:40:35 PDT 2012

On 25 July 2012 18:12, Ian Hickson <ian at hixie.ch> wrote:

> To reiterate the statement I made in the original post on this thread:
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Thank you for the response, and the guidance.

I presume that naming is still a technical matter.

Just so that it's possible to understand how to name the two new branches
correctly, can you confirm that the W3C branch is now called "HTML5" and
the WHATWG branch is named 'HTML Living Standard'.

Is this the long term project name, or just a working title?

Just thinking out loud, is that wise given that the acronym (T)LS (The)
Living Standard, (which someone has used already) is also used often used
as 'Transport Layer Security'?

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