Is this HTML 6?Last year's motion for a new HTML candidate recommendation based on [HTML Review Draft, published January, 2022](https://html.spec.whatwg.org/review-drafts/2022-01/) was [rejected by W3C's HTML working group](https://github.com/w3c/htmlwg/issues/22), but no new HTML review draft has been widely reviewed or proposed for bringing to recommendation status by W3C since, even though the major reason for last year's rejection has been prominently changed. Already brought up during [wide review of Review Draft January, 2021](https://github.com/w3c/htmlwg/issues/17) was the issue of the Reporting API being unfinished, yet normatively referenced. Ignoring the more serious privacy concerns also raised against the Reporting API, it wasn't clear where to add a notice hinting at the preliminary Reporting API status, as there was no consensus regarding whether W3C could add normative text to upstream WHATWG HTML specifications according to the [Memorandum of Understanding Between W3C and WHATWG](https://www.w3.org/2019/04/WHATWG-W3C-MOU.html). A change that *was* brought forward through WHATWG's editorial process was a resolution to the long standing issue of the so-called HTML 5 outlining algorithm where Steve Faulkner took it upon himself to edit the WHATWG specification text. The reasoning behind removal, rewriting, or at least [warning about the outlining algorithm](https://github.com/whatwg/html/issues/83) are well-known: that it isn't, wasn't, and won't be implemented in user agents, nor was used in assistive technologies either. However, the [concept of sectioning roots](https://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-whatwg-archive/2005Apr/0016.html) and the semantic sectioning elements introduced by Ian Hickson such as `article` and `aside` into the HTML 5 specification as we know it today is pretty fundamental, and a key innovation for HTML 5, along with allowing hyperlink anchoring around any content rather than just phrasing content. HTML outlining is a beautiful idea with a distinct SGML flavor using section element inference to bridge HTML "flat-earth markup" with XHTML-era ideas for a rank-less `
Pre-production release for sgmljs.net SGML.sgmljs.net 0.2.5-beta has been released with the [HTML Review Draft 200129 mini-DTD](/docs/whatwg-html200129mini-dtd.html) as embedded HTML DTD, resolvable via the `about:legacy-compat` system identifier. See [Parsing HTML](http://localhost:8080/docs/parsing-html-tutorial/parsing-html-tutorial.html) for a tutorial on parsing HTML and checking out the updated embedded Mini-DTD. See also [release notes for 0.0.10-alpha](/blog/blog1907.html).