The WHATWG now has a patent policy, the WHATCG. We will keep using the same mailing list, the same IRC channel, the same web sites, but now sometimes we will publish through the WHATCG as well for patent policy purposes per the W3C Community Final Specification Agreement.
If you could previously not join the WHATWG because no patent policy was in place, now is the time to reconsider. If you are unsure how this applies to you, then it most likely does not.
Ian Hickson made a proposal to unify Web Intents with
registerContentHandler(). The Encoding Standard now has all its decoders defined. This is the WHATWG Weekly.
The big news this week is the new
dialog element. Introduced in revision 7050, along with a new global attribute called
inert, a new
method attribute value "
dialog", and a new CSS property
Yours truly updated the Fullscreen Standard just in time for the
dialog element. It defines a new CSS
::backdrop pseudo-element as well as a new rendering layer to address the combined use cases of Fullscreen and the