Joining the W3C HTML Working Group
With the new W3C HTML Working Group launched, you may feel interested in helping shape the future of HTML. You might also be asking yourself how serious the W3C is about the following statement in the press release:
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.
Speaking from my personal experience, that seems to be for real.
I followed the instructions for joining the Working Group that Ian Hickson posted in W3C restarts HTML effort. My application was accepted, so I am now an "invited expert" (self-invited, mind you), along with all the other Participants in the HTML Working Group. So if you are interested and think you can contribute, do join the WG.
I haven't posted anything to the mailing list yet, as I am trying to get a feel for how things work there before I put my foot in my mouth. I also find it a little difficult to keep up with the amount of email on the list. I haven't been subscribed to any mailing lists with that kind of volume in a while, so I guess it will take some time to get used to it again.