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* CSS Gradients
* CSS Gradients
* [http://dev.w3.org/csswg/cssom/ CSSOM] — see http://wiki.csswg.org/spec/cssom
* [http://dev.w3.org/csswg/cssom/ CSSOM] — see http://wiki.csswg.org/spec/cssom
* A Full-Screen API (likely based on https://wiki.mozilla.org/Gecko:FullScreenAPI) — if anyone picks this up, ask Hixie for his "input-for-css-fullscreen" folder which contains a bunch of feedback on the topic

=== Registries ===
=== Registries ===

Revision as of 22:43, 26 July 2011

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. This mailing list post has some advice on the matter.

See also: Specs with editors

How to edit a spec

We have some documentation on how to write a spec that could help if you want to help out.

Specs to edit


  • A specification that defines how XML maps to DOM Core. (I think this should be in DOM Parsing and Serialization. Well really in XML.)
  • Encodings: Web Encodings A specification that replaces the encodings registry and has everything on encodings.
  • Shadow DOM: http://dglazkov.github.com/component-model/



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


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
  • 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


  • an API to do syntax highlighting on <textarea>, <pre>, and contenteditable sections would be highly popular with Web developers (ack Ryan Johnson). (This would probably best be done as some sort of output filter at the CSS level, rather than anything HTML-specific.)
  • JS changes: Web ECMAScript
  • Animated GIFs need a spec that, in particular, specifies how to handle timings (not all browsers honour all values, so we should specify what needs to be honoured exactly)
  • Client-side HTTP implementation requirements specification ("option 3" in http://www.w3.org/mid/[email protected])

See also

Other stuff

Some notes from the HTML5 spec about things that need doing: