It’s about time! After over 2 months and dozens of pointless debates on public-html–the W3C’s HTMLWG mailing list–we have finally achieved something productive. The HTML5 spec, which we have been working on in the WHATWG for the past 3 years, has finally been accepted for review as the basis for the official HTML 5.
This is great news! It’s certainly better than the other alternative proposed: start with HTML4 and drop the transitional features (yes, some people actually did suggest that!).
The charter says we’re supposed to have a first public working draft published by June this year, and it looks like we will actually be able to achieve that.