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Exploring new vocabularies for HTML

Monday, March 24th, 2008

The four hottest topics in the WHATWG Issues List are:

The video codec issue is being actively worked on, but we're not close to a good solution yet (it's mostly an economic and political issue, not a technical one, which is why we don't have any transparency on this issue, sadly). I recently responded to most of the table-related feedback. Web Forms 2 work is waiting for a decision from the W3C's forms task force on whether WF2 will be integrated as-is into HTML5 or whether it will be changed before being merged. The namespace issue is the one I'm working on now.

The first thing I have to do is work out what the problem is! There has been a lot of discussion, but not much of it is focussed on a problem, most of it is focussed on possible solutions. One can't evaluate a solution without knowing what it's trying to solve, though. To this end, I have created a wiki page where I will note down any problem descriptions I can find as I read all 367 of the e-mails in this folder.

Feel free to help! If you want to coordinate, I'm Hixie in #whatwg on Freenode IRC.

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