'W3C and the WHATWG signed an agreement today to collaborate on the
development of a single version of the HTML and DOM specifications.
From a blog post:
The Memorandum of Understanding jointly published as the WHATWG/W3C
Joint Working Mode gives the specifics of this collaboration. This is
the culmination of a careful exploration effective partnership
mechanisms since December 2017 after the WHATWG adopted many shared
features as their work-mode and an IPR policy. The HTML Working Group
which we will soon recharter will assist the W3C community in raising
issues and proposing solutions for the HTML and DOM specifications,
and bring WHATWG Review Drafts to Recommendation.
Motivated by the belief that having two distinct HTML and DOM
specifications claiming to be normative is generally harmful for the
community, and the mutual desire to bring the work back together, W3C
and WHATWG agree to the following terms: W3C and WHATWG work together
on HTML and DOM, in the WHATWG repositories, to produce a Living
Standard and Recommendation/Review Draft-snapshots. WHATWG maintains
the HTML and DOM Living Standards. W3C facilitates community work
directly in the WHATWG repositories (bridging communities, developing
use cases, filing issues, writing tests, mediating issue resolution).
W3C stops independent publishing of a designated list of
specifications related to HTML and DOM and instead will work to take
WHATWG Review Drafts to W3C Recommendations.'
-- source: https://tech.slashdot.org/story/19/05/28/1353243
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