Overview: The Web Hypertext Application Technology Working Group (WHATWG) develops new technologies designed to allow authors to write and deploy Applications over the World Wide Web. The WHATWG was founded by individuals from Apple, the Mozilla Foundation and Opera Software in 2004. The WHATWG was formed in response to the slow development of World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) web standards and W3C's decision to abandon HTML in favor of XML-based technologies. The WHATWG's main focus is the HTML standard, which also includes Web Workers, Web Storage, the Web Sockets API, and Server-Sent Events. In the past it has worked on Web Forms 2.0 and Web Controls 1.0. Web Forms 2.0 has been integrated into HTML5 and Web Controls 1.0 has been abandoned for now, awaiting XBL 2.0.
Specifications: Available at: http://www.whatwg.org/specs/
IPR Policy: Not available
Current Status: Active
Last Updated: October 11, 2013