Quite a big announcement for HTML5 developers!
Though HTML5 hasn’t been granted a W3C standard, the specifications are now complete which means that businesses and developers now have a stable target for implementation and planning.
HTML5 is the cornerstone of the Open Web Platform, a full programming environment for cross-platform applications with access to device capabilities; video and animations; graphics; style, typography, and other tools for digital publishing; extensive network capabilities; and more.
“The broader the reach of Web technology, the more our stakeholders demand a stable standard,” said W3C CEO Jeff Jaffe. “As of today, businesses know what they can rely on for HTML5 in the coming years, and what their customers will demand. Likewise, developers will know what skills to cultivate to reach smart phones, cars, televisions, ebooks, digital signs, and devices not yet known.” [
What’s the big deal about HTML5? Think of Apps as a gardened wall vs. a democratic environment that HTML5 provides. Moreover, HTML5 helps reduce browser fragmentation and extend implementations to the full range of tools that consume and produce HTML.
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