Anne van Kesteren

W3CTP: The Technical Plenary Day

The W3C Q&A Weblog covers most of the topics discussed today prefixed with “TPAC 2007.” I was on the panel called “HTML5 and XHTML2” which mostly was about explaining some of the design decisions behind HTML5 and saying that it’s very unlikely to see XHTML2 in browsers, even more so because recent drafts use the same namespace as XHTML5. It was encouraging to see how much more acceptance there now is for HTML5 within the W3C. Every panel today either mentioned the WHATWG, HTML5, or both. This doesn’t mean there’s agreement on what the specification says, but that “W3C people” are reviewing the specification is already a huge step forward from last year.