W3C's Ian Jacobs on the future of HTML5

We recently reported on the split between the WHATWG HTML 'living standard' and the W3C HTML5 snapshot-oriented specification, while WHATWG spec editor Ian Hickson gave us his thoughts regarding the technology's future. In this interview, W3C head of communications Ian Jacobs (IJ) talks to .net about the split, forking issues, processes, and what sponsorship from Adobe, Microsoft and Google will mean for the W3C.

.net: What's your take on the WHATWG/W3C 'split'?
IJ: W3C and WHATWG have an ongoing partnership around HTML. There is a lot of community overlap, which helps ensure that both communities are aware of and participating in the efforts and innovations of the other. W3C recognises the valuable contributions of the WHATWG and looks forward to our ongoing collaboration. W3C CEO Jeff Jaffe has also posted on this topic.

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