Call for greater diversity in web industry

The web continues to rapidly evolve in terms of technology, but there are suggestions it needs work regarding diversity. Tech writer and self-described "HTML5 WG irritant" Shelley Powers recently noted on Twitter she got flack for retweeting an off-the-cuff remark from Twitter: senior web accessibility strategist and open standards advocate Molly E. Holzschlag had said she’d “love to see a woman or group of women edit the #HTML5 spec”, noting it would “make for an interesting social experiment”.

Powers at the time wondered if it was “so painful for people to contemplate women in editorial [positions]”, but has told .net that this is merely indicative of a wider problem within the working groups and the industry as a whole.

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