The W3C’s Response to HTML5 5

So it seems that the W3C are finally realizing that XForms and SVG 1.2 is not going to replace the web. Today they annonced the Web API Working Group which is basically doing exactly what the WHATWG has been doing for more than a year.

I really hope that no one is reinventing the wheel here…

  • Harley Jones

    I’m glad they’re finally doing something, but they’re chartered until Nov. 15, 2007. So, if they keep their eye on the ball for two years, we’ll all have a spec (or probably just a recommendation of a spec). In the mean time, browsers will come up with their own solutions, and of course, will be reluctant to jump straight to the new spec. ARGH!

  • http://me.eae.net/ Emil A Eklund

    About time, let’s hope they’ll realize the significance of the WHATWG and cooperate with them.

  • http://www.la-grange.net/ karl

    Hi Emil,

    did you read the charter? :) If not it is already said in the charter:

    “WHATWG:
    As the audience, scope and participants of WHATWG and the Web API Working Group overlap, the two communities should work together to provide a common basis for application development on the Web.”

    http://www.w3.org/2006/webapi/admin/charter.html#dependencies

  • http://me.eae.net/ Emil A Eklund

    karl > Ooops, should probably have read that first… Thanks for poiting it out.

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