‘We don’t have HTML anymore’
Shelley Powers, commenting on the state of the HTML5 draft specification, argues persuasively for blunt force editing:
In fact, HTML Working Group is a bit of a misnomer. We don’t have HTML anymore, we have a Web OS.
It’s a good post. If you’re interested in the more analytical side of this unfolding drama, this is a good summary article that focuses on the struggle over RDFa.
(Brief aside, I learned HTML and CSS by reading the W3C specs, amongst other things. I hope the end result for HTML5 is a document that you can actually read. WCAG 2.0 was brought back from the brink at the eleventh hour. HTML5 could use the same treatment.)