The Web Hypertext Application Technology Working Group

Code of Conduct

Conduct

Contact: the WHATWG Steering Group, via sg@whatwg.org, or a member of the community you feel you can trust.

Moderation

These are the policies for upholding the WHATWG Code of Conduct:

In the WHATWG community we strive to go the extra step to look out for each other. Don't just aim to be technically unimpeachable; try to be your best self. In particular, avoid flirting with offensive or sensitive issues, particularly if they're off-topic; this all too often leads to unnecessary fights, hurt feelings, and damaged trust; worse, it can drive people away from the community entirely.

And if someone takes issue with something you said or did, resist the urge to be defensive. Just stop doing what it was they complained about and apologize. Even if you feel you were misinterpreted or unfairly accused, chances are good there was something you could've communicated better — remember that it's your responsibility to make your fellow contributors comfortable. Everyone wants to get along and we are all here first and foremost because we want to talk about standards and everything that involves. You will find that people will be eager to assume good intent and forgive as long as you earn their trust.

Adapted from The Rust Code of Conduct.