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HTML5 doesn't stand alone, it's just one of many specifications that form part of the Web platform. Many of these are currently orphaned or neglected; if you want to help, you could try editing one!
There are many specifications that need editors. This page lists some of the more important ones. If you want to volunteer to edit one of these specs, contact [email protected], post on the WHATWG mailing list or say something on [[IRC]].


* CSS3 - there's a [[http://www.w3.org/Style/CSS/current-work whole slew]] of specifications for extending CSS that are in need of editors.
== Platform ==
* setTimeout
 
* Web DOM4 Core -- culling the server-side features from DOM3 Core, and adding features that would help the web.
* [https://dvcs.w3.org/hg/editing/raw-file/tip/editing.html HTML Editing APIs]
* CSSOM - the specification for scripted manipulation of style, both the existing interfaces and new interfaces to make it easier.
* multipart/form-data
* DOM3 Events
* SVG
* Keyboard Events -- .charCode, .keyCode, and related stuff (mostly defining legacy interfaces)
* APNG (other image formats too maybe?)
* Bindings For DOM -- defining IDL
* Animated [[GIF]]s need a spec that, in particular, specifies how to handle timings (not all browsers honor all values, so we should specify what needs to be honored exactly)
* [[Wikipedia:Robots.txt|robots.txt]]
* A specification that defines how XML maps to DOM Core. (This could be in DOM Parsing and Serialization or HTML if XML does not get updated.)
* HTTP (error handling in particular, might become less of an issue if we're successful in removing it in favor of HTTPS)
** Client-side HTTP implementation requirements specification ("option 3" in http://www.w3.org/mid/[email protected])
 
== APIs ==
 
* User Interaction Events (onclick, onkeypress, etc).
** e.g. need to define somewhere that if you cancel mousedown, an element can't get focus
** setCapture / releaseCapture [http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-webapps/2008OctDec/0308.html]
** [http://krijnhoetmer.nl/irc-logs/whatwg/20121128#l-1719 selectstart] (WebKit/IE)
** https://w3c.github.io/uievents/
* Undomanager: http://rniwa.com/editing/undomanager.html and http://rniwa.com/editing/undomanager-usecases.html
* [[DOM XPath]]
* [[DOM XSLTProcessor]]
 
== CSS ==
 
There are [http://www.w3.org/Style/CSS/current-work many specifications for extending CSS] that are in need of editors. The most important ones are:
* Hit Testing (see http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-style/2010Aug/0407.html)
* Form control styling (see [https://github.com/domenic/html-as-custom-elements HTML as Custom Elements])
* Replaced Content
** http://dev.w3.org/csswg/css3-content/ (Do we still want this or is the component model sufficient?)
* an imperative model of box-tree construction
 
== Registries ==
 
Currently, the state of registries on the Web (and indeed for the Internet in general) is a disaster. At a minimum, the following registries need dramatically updating:
 
* MIME types
* URL schemes
 
It's possible that the right solution is to change approach altogether (e.g. moving more to a wiki model of registries).
 
See also: [[Registries]]
 
== Other stuff ==
 
http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-html/2008Oct/0127.html has a description of some sections that needed editing in 2008 and how much work they would be.
 
== Stuff we managed to specify eventually ==
 
* innerText and outerText
** http://perfectionkills.com/the-poor-misunderstood-innerText/
** https://github.com/whatwg/compat/issues/5
** https://html.spec.whatwg.org/multipage/dom.html#the-innertext-idl-attribute
* data: URLs
** https://fetch.spec.whatwg.org/#data-urls
* Table Layout
** http://dbaron.org/css/intrinsic/
** http://dev.w3.org/csswg/css3-tables-algorithms/Overview.src.htm
** https://drafts.csswg.org/css-tables-3/
* The console.* API
** https://github.com/DeveloperToolsWG/console-object
** http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=10694
** http://www.w3.org/mid/[email protected]
** http://sideshowbarker.github.com/console-spec/
** https://console.spec.whatwg.org/
 
[[Category:Spec coordination|*]]
[[Category:Specification editing]]

Latest revision as of 17:54, 21 June 2021

There are many specifications that need editors. This page lists some of the more important ones. If you want to volunteer to edit one of these specs, contact [email protected], post on the WHATWG mailing list or say something on IRC.

Platform

  • HTML Editing APIs
  • multipart/form-data
  • SVG
  • APNG (other image formats too maybe?)
  • Animated GIFs need a spec that, in particular, specifies how to handle timings (not all browsers honor all values, so we should specify what needs to be honored exactly)
  • robots.txt
  • A specification that defines how XML maps to DOM Core. (This could be in DOM Parsing and Serialization or HTML if XML does not get updated.)
  • HTTP (error handling in particular, might become less of an issue if we're successful in removing it in favor of HTTPS)

APIs

CSS

There are many specifications for extending CSS that are in need of editors. The most important ones are:

Registries

Currently, the state of registries on the Web (and indeed for the Internet in general) is a disaster. At a minimum, the following registries need dramatically updating:

  • MIME types
  • URL schemes

It's possible that the right solution is to change approach altogether (e.g. moving more to a wiki model of registries).

See also: Registries

Other stuff

http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-html/2008Oct/0127.html has a description of some sections that needed editing in 2008 and how much work they would be.

Stuff we managed to specify eventually