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

Ian Hickson ian at hixie.ch
Wed Jul 25 10:40:53 PDT 2012

On Wed, 25 Jul 2012, Melvin Carvalho wrote:
> 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?

The WHATWG spec is just called "HTML", "Living Standard" is what it is. As 
we've gone through half a dozen names already for this spec (XForms Basic, 
Web Forms 2.0, Web Applications 1.0, HTML 5, HTML5, Web Applications 1.0 
again, and now HTML), I don't intend to change it again, but who knows. :-)

As of the last time the W3C equivalent spec was updated, it was titled 
"HTML5", but you'd have to ask the W3C what their plans are.

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