The Web Hypertext Application Technology Task Force

WHAT calls for comments on updated Web Forms 2.0 proposal as W3C acknowledges Web Forms 2.0 submission

WHATTF, Monday, 11th April 2005

The W3C recently acknowledged a version of the Web Forms 2.0 draft submitted to the W3C by Mozilla and Opera.

The WHATTF has updated the Web Forms draft and released a new call for comments. Comments on this fourth stable draft of the Web Forms 2.0 specification are encouraged.

Comments should be sent to the WHATTF mailing list.


The Web Hypertext Applications Technology Task Force is a loose, unofficial, and open collaboration of Web browser manufacturers and interested parties. The group aims to develop specifications based on HTML and related technologies to ease the deployment of interoperable Web Applications.

The Web Forms 2.0 specification addresses requests made for new features to be added to the Forms features in HTML4. New features include new input control types for dates, times, e-mail addresses, and numbers; a new client-side validation model; a way to mark input controls as required; a repetition model; control over form submission so that forms can be updated instead of causing the page to be replaced; and more.

For more information, visit the Web Hypertext Applications Technology working group Web site at

Ian Hickson, on behalf of the WHATTF members.