Specification annotation system documentation
The HTML5 specification has a built-in
annotation system to enable the status of each section to be
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To add an annotation to a section, double click that section with
the alt key pressed.
To edit the annotation for a section, double click that section
or the annotation for that section with the alt key pressed.
Each annotation consists of:
- Section status
A brief description of the status of the section:
- Idea; yet to be specified
- The section is a placeholder.
- Being edited right now
- The section is in high flux and is actively being
edited. Contact Hixie on IRC if you have immediate feedback.
- Overcome by events
- Either the section is no longer relevant but the draft has
not yet been updated, or the world has changed such that the
section is now inaccurate in some serious way.
- Marked for extraction
- The section will be removed within the next few months. An
editor has already volunteered to maintain this section in
another specification. This status might be combined with another
to give the maturity of the section as well.
- First draft
- An early stage.
- Working draft
- An early stage, but more mature than just "first draft".
- Controversial Working draft
- Same as "Working draft", but there is a particularily high
level of controversy around this section, so it may change
- Last call for comments
- The section is nearly done, but there may be feedback still
to be processed. Send feedback sooner rather than later, or it
might be too late.
- Awaiting implementation feedback
- The section is basically done, but might change in response
to feedback from implementors. Major changes are unlikely past
this point unless it is found that the feature, as specified,
really doesn't work well.
- Implemented and widely deployed
- The feature is specified and complete. Once a section is
interoperably implemented, it is quite stable and unlikely to
change significantly. Any changes to such a section would most
likely only be editorial in nature, particularly if the feature
is already in widespread use.
- Being considered for removal
- For one reason or another, the section is being considered
for removal. Send feedback soon to help with the decision.
- Links to tests for this section:
A set of absolute URIs to tests for the section.
- Links to demos for this section:
A set of absolute URIs to pages demonstrating the section's features.
- Implementation status
An estimation of the level of support for the four major browsers.