Hello WP,

This is a call for consensus to request that W3C publish the current HTML
Working Draft (WD) as a Candidate Recommendation (CR). It has been posted to
public-webapps@w3.org as the official email for this WG.

Please reply to this thread on public-webapps@w3.org  no later than end of
day on 10 June. Positive responses are preferred and encouraged, silence
will be considered as assent.

The current HTML5.1 WD [1] improves upon HTML5. It includes updates that
make it more reliable, more readable and understandable, and a better match
for reality. Substantial changes between HTML5 and HTML5.1 can be found in
the spec [2].

When a specification moves to CR it triggers a Call For Exclusions, per
section 4 of the W3C Patent Policy [3]. No substantive additions can be made
to a specification in CR without starting a new Call for Exclusions, so we
will put HTML5.1 into "feature freeze". It is possible to make editorial
updates as necessary, and features marked "At Risk" may be removed if found
not to be interoperable.

The following features are considered "at risk". If we cannot identify at
least two shipping implementations, they will be marked "at risk" in the CR
and may be removed from the Proposed Recommendation.

keygen element. [issue 43]
label as a reassociatable element [issue 109]
Fixing requestAnimationFrame to 60Hz, not implementation-defined [issues
registerContentHandler [Issue 233]
inputmode attribute of the input element [issue 269]
autofill of form elements [issue 372]
menu, menuitem and context menus. [issue 373]
dialog element [issue 427]
Text tracks exposing in-band metadata best practices [Issue 461]
datetime and datatime-local states of the input element [Issue 462]

Please share implementation details for any of these features on Github. To
mark other features "at risk", please identify them by 10th June (ideally by
filing an issue and providing a test case).

At the same time we move HTML5.1 into CR, we plan to continue updating the
Editor's Draft, and in the next few weeks we expect to post a Call for
Consensus to publish it as the First Public Working Draft of HTML5.2, so
improving HTML will continue without a pause. It also means that changes
that didn't make it into
HTML5.1 will not have long to wait before being incorporated into the

Léonie on behalf of the WP chairs and team, and HTML editors.
[1] https://www.w3.org/TR/html51/ 
[2] https://www.w3.org/TR/html51/changes.html#changes
[3] https://www.w3.org/Consortium/Patent-Policy-20040205/#sec-Exclusion 

[issue 43] https://github.com/w3c/html/issues/43
[issue 109] https://github.com/w3c/html/issues/109
[issues 159/375/422] https://github.com/w3c/html/issues/159 and links [issue
233] https://github.com/w3c/html/issues/233
[issue 269] https://github.com/w3c/html/issues/269
[issue 372] https://github.com/w3c/html/issues/372
[issue 373] https://github.com/w3c/html/issues/373
[issue 427] https://github.com/w3c/html/issues/427
[Issue 461] https://github.com/w3c/html/issues/461 
[Issue 462] https://github.com/w3c/html/issues/462 

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