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The editor of the HTML 5 spec, Ian Hickson, calls for input on issues in the spec—typos, contradictions, or simply confusing bits. If everything goes according to plan, all issues will get a response from the editor before October.

He says

The plan is to see whether we can shake down the spec and get rid of all the minor problems that have so far been overlooked. Typos, confusion, cross-reference errors, as well as mistakes in examples, errors in the definitions, and major errors like security bugs or contradictions.

Anyone who helps find problems in the spec — however minor — will get their name in the acknowledgements section.

You don’t really need any experience to find the simplest class of problems: things that are confusing! If you don’t understand something, then that’s a problem.

There’s lots to dislike in the spec: my bugbears are the hamstrung time element, the continued use of dd and dt for dialogues. But it’s almost certainly the future of web markup, so this is your chance to influence that future.

Your Replies

#1 On April 9th, 2009 5:52 am Jason Grant replied:

Have let Ian know I would like to help out.

#2 On April 16th, 2009 10:58 am Brian replied:

So would I. I am a flash developer but the occasional XHTML/CSS pages do come up every now and then. HTML5 is rockin the boat !!

#3 On April 17th, 2009 2:42 pm Ian Hickson replied:

Anyone who wants to help out is welcome to do so! Please see this page:

…for details on what documents to read and where to send feedback. Alternatively, you can e-mail me directly: [email protected]


#4 On April 20th, 2009 2:00 pm Webverzeichnis replied:

Have let Ian know I would like to help out.

#5 On April 21st, 2009 4:46 am Webkatalog replied:

Hello Bruce, i am developer. Great indormation for HTML5. Thanks and best regards

#6 On May 9th, 2009 9:10 am lebensversicherung kündigen replied:

Have let Ian know I would like to help out.

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