Back in September 2010, the HTML Chairs produced a timeline to advance HTML5 to Last Call. Today, the HTML Working Group published 6 of their documents as Last Call documents. It’s time to get more people to look at those documents and give some feedback.
Due to the timeline, the group postponed resolving some issues that were raised prior to Last Call; the group will now address them. In addition, there were objections to some decisions made prior to last call, and the group may revisit some of those. Other issues that were closed may be reopened based on new information (the accessibility issue related to the longdesc attribute is already reopened for example). The Working Group will use its decision policy to address these issues.
So while HTML5 is not yet a standard, we are making tangible progress, which is very exciting.
The Last Call review period extends until 3 August and we welcome your feedback. Note that the group will use the same process for managing issues in order to reach the next process transition by January 2012.
In the meantime, the testing effort is continuing. We have 1276 approved test cases, and 28,858 submitted ones. We still need more tests to ensure better coverage. The Group will also open itself to discussion on what to do for “HTML.next”. We welcome ideas.