The Web Hypertext Application Technology Working Group

We have several lists:

See also: Polish translation of this page as of June 2007

Help for Web designers and HTML authors

Do you have questions on how to use HTML5? If you want to ask "how do I upgrade my HTML4 page to use Web Forms?", "what is a web application?", "why does this not work?", "how do I use HTML5?", then you want to subscribe to, and then e-mail, the help@whatwg.org mailing list.

Subscribing

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This is a reasonably low-volume list.

Posting

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The specifications

The WHAT Working Group discusses issues and new proposals on an open and public mailing list, whatwg@whatwg.org. Discussion from interested parties is welcome.

Archives

The mailing list archives are publicly accessible.

Subscribing

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Posting

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Unsubscribing

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Implementations

People looking to implement WHATWG specifications may be interested in discussing their experiences on the open and public mailing list implementors@whatwg.org. In general, project-specific discussion should be kept on project-specific lists, but sharing of test cases and experiences on this list is encouraged. This is also a good place to ask about implementation strategies.

Subscribing

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This is a low-volume list.

Posting

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Unsubscribing

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Commit-Watchers

The WHATWG HTML specification is in Subversion. You can subscribe to this mailing list to get up-to-the-minute e-mail of changes made to that specification. You can also track the changes on Twitter (only non-editorial changes are sent), or by looking at the web-apps-tracker page.

Subscribing

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This is sometimes a high-volume list, it depends on how much editing is being done.

Unsubscribing

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Moderation

The above lists are not moderated. If you receive a message saying your message is in the moderation queue, it means it has been caught by our spam filter. Make sure you subscribed and posted using the right e-mail address, make sure you didn't send any attachments, and make sure you trimmed your quotes (don't include copies of previous e-mails that you didn't explicitly respond to). If you still can't get your e-mail sent to the list, please e-mail Ian directly at ian@hixie.ch.