The Web Hypertext Application Technology Task Force

WHAT calls for comments on Web Forms 2.0 proposal

WHATTF, Sunday, June 27th 2004

Comments on the first stable draft of the Web Forms 2.0 specification are encouraged.

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.

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, with the intention of submitting the results to a standards organisation. This submission would then form the basis of work on formally extending HTML in the standards track.

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

Ian Hickson, on behalf of the WHATTF members.