WHATWG

Workstreams

This document contains an official Steering Group-maintained accounting of the WHATWG workstreams, their responsible editors, and their associated standards.

Note that per the Workstream Policy, the official Editors listed here may have delegated responsibilities and editing duties to deputy editors for any given Living Standard. As such, the Editor position listed here is more about "who is the official liaison with the Steering Group" and less about "who is editing the document". To get an accounting of who is primarily responsible for day-to-day specification work, you'll be better served by checking the Acknowledgments section of the Living Standard in question.

Compatibility

Scope
CSS properties and DOM APIs that web browsers need to support for compatibility with the de facto web.
Editor
Mike Taylor, miketaylr@google.com
Standard
Compatibility

Console

Scope
APIs for console debugging facilities.
Editors
Dominic Farolino, domfarolino@gmail.com
Robert Kowalski, rok@kowalski.gd
Terin Stock, terin@terinstock.com
Standard
Console

DOM

Scope
The web's model for events, aborting activities, and node trees.
Editor
Anne van Kesteren, annevk@annevk.nl
Standard
DOM

Encoding

Scope
Character encodings on the web, and their JavaScript API.
Editor
Anne van Kesteren, annevk@annevk.nl
Standard
Encoding

Fetch

Scope
The networking model for resource retrieval on the web.
Editor
Anne van Kesteren, annevk@annevk.nl
Standard
Fetch

Fullscreen API

Scope
An API for web pages to take over a user's entire screen.
Editor
Philip Jägenstedt, philip@foolip.org
Standard
Fullscreen API

HTML

Scope
A kitchen sink full of technologies for the web, including the core markup language for the web, HTML, as well as numerous APIs like Web Sockets, Web Workers, localStorage, etc.
Editor
Domenic Denicola, d@domenic.me
Standards
HTML
WebSockets

Infra

Scope
The fundamental concepts upon which standards are built.
Editor
Anne van Kesteren, annevk@annevk.nl
Standard
Infra

MIME Sniffing

Scope
Algorithms used to determine the type of resources.
Editor
Gordon P. Hemsley, me@gphemsley.org
Standard
MIME Sniffing

Notifications API

Scope
An API to display notifications to alert users outside the context of a web page.
Editor
Anne van Kesteren, annevk@annevk.nl
Standard
Notifications API

Quirks Mode

Scope
Quirks in CSS and Selectors that are necessary to support for web browsers for compatibility with the web.
Editor
Simon Pieters, zcorpan@gmail.com
Standard
Quirks Mode

Storage

Scope
APIs for persistent storage and quota estimates, as well as the web platform storage architecture.
Editor
Anne van Kesteren, annevk@annevk.nl
Standards
File System
Storage

Streams

Scope
Web APIs for creating, composing, and consuming streams of data that map efficiently to low-level I/O primitives.
Editor
Domenic Denicola, d@domenic.me
Standard
Streams

Test Utils

Scope
Internal APIs for automating testing of web platform features implemented in web browsers, e.g., to trigger JavaScript garbage collection.
Editor
James Graham, james@hoppipolla.co.uk
Standard
Test Utils

URL

Scope
URLs, their infrastructure, and their API.
Editor
Anne van Kesteren, annevk@annevk.nl
Standard
URL

Web IDL

Scope
A syntax for specifications to use to define web APIs and the translation of that syntax into web browser programming languages such as JavaScript.
Editors
Edgar Chen, echen@mozilla.com
Timothy Gu, timothygu99@gmail.com
Standard
Web IDL

XMLHttpRequest

Scope
A client-side networking API for transferring data between a web page and a server.
Editor
Anne van Kesteren, annevk@annevk.nl
Standard
XMLHttpRequest