iamlost - 10:50 pm on Mar 7, 2007 (gmt 0) Fast forward to today's w3c announcement W3C Relaunches HTML Activity [w3.org] HTML Working Group Charter [w3.org]
You may remember Tim Berners-Lee's Reinventing HTML [dig.csail.mit.edu] blog post from 27 October 2006 which, among other points, mentioned a new HTML Working Group.
Recognizing the importance of an open forum for the development of the predominant Web content technology, W3C today invites browser vendors, application developers, and content designers to help design the next version of HTML by participating in the new W3C HTML Working Group. Based on significant input from the design and developer communities within and outside the W3C Membership, W3C has chartered the group to conduct its work in public and to solicit broad participation from W3C Members and non-Members alike.
The mission of the HTML Working Group, part of the HTML Activity, is to continue the evolution of HTML (including classic HTML and XML syntaxes)
Fast forward to today's w3c announcement W3C Relaunches HTML Activity [w3.org]
HTML Working Group Charter [w3.org]