Web Hypertext Application Technology Working Group Launches Mailing List

Friday June 4th, 2004

Ian Hickson writes: "Some of you may be interested to hear that people from Opera and Mozilla have set up an open mailing list for discussing Web Forms 2 and other new specs that have been discussed in various places over the last few months."

The list is the public forum of the newly-formed Web Hypertext Application Technology Working Group, an organisation made of contributors from several major Web browser development teams. Current invited members are Brendan Eich, David Baron, David Hyatt, Håkon Wium Lie, Ian Hickson, Johnny Stenback and Maciej Stachowiak.

The group is working on specifications for Web Forms 2.0, Web Apps 1.0, Web Controls 1.0 and a CSS object rendering model. This work will be largely done outside of the World Wide Web Consortium, though finalised versions of the specs are expected to be submitted for formal standardisation. While the decision to operate independently of the W3C may be seen as controversial, many feel that formal standards bodies move too slowly to react to proprietary technologies such as Microsoft's forthcoming XAML. In addition, many in the W3C are pushing for Web applications standards based on technologies such as XForms and Scalable Vector Graphics, whereas the members of the WHATWG favour backwards-compatible HTML-based solutions, which they believe would be easier to implement and more likely to be adopted by Web developers.

#38 Re: RICHIE - Another W3C Alternative

by mlefevre

Tuesday June 8th, 2004 6:03 AM

You are replying to this message

You already had a comment telling you why, which you've just ignored.

You still haven't said how your link is related to this article about WHATWG - you've just said that it's different to your project. Posting links without context tying them to the particular article means they're off the topic. The admins can define spam however they like, but evidently Kerz feels that off topic promotional posts fit the description. Obviously they'd lose the respect of some readers if other readers felt they were being unreasonable, but that's up to them and the other readers.

Personally I think doing some moderation of the posts out here would be good. Seems a little inconsistent to complain about your comments when they've posted your articles plugging your site previously, but there you are...