Monday 28 January 2008

W3C HTML5 Working Draft Published

Today the W3C announced that it has formally published the W3C working draft version of HTML5.

According to Tim Berners-Lee:

“I am glad to see that the community of developers, including browser vendors, is working together to create the best possible path for the Web”

Clearly, Tim remains as optimistic as ever, but from the evidence of the last few weeks, it’s clear this isn’t exactly as happy a situation as it’s made out to be. But, the work is continuing, and that’s noteworthy in and of itself.

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Posted by:   Molly | 20:38 | Comments (20)

Comments (20)

  1. Molly:

    You state, “but from the evidence of the last few weeks, it’s clear this isn’t exactly as happy a situation as it’s made out to be.” Can you be more specific archive/thread-wise where I can read more? Or, can you expand your view on this (which is what I’d really like to hear)?

    Thanks, and Cheers,


  2. Should be emphasis on “possible” in “best possible”.
    What is “possible” is what is left after the arguing 🙂

    But enough of this internets thingy — inquiring minds want to know how your adventures in FNQ are going.

    Don’t forget to wave as you fly over Brisbane!

  3. @Peter: See previous post, plus comments, plus links. That’ll cover my view on the cooperative (cough) nature of things right now.

    @gavin j: I’m actually in WA now – Perth, to be precise. Adventures are going fab, although I’m flagging a little today. 12,200+ miles of travel in one week, wshew!

  4. Wow! FNQ to Perth. You ARE getting around!

    …and as to that interweb thingy:

    TB-L’s comment is PR but I don’t think his optimism is unfounded, nor is his comment about developers and browser vendors. We *are* working together — just not agreeing that much 🙂

    And my take on the past week:
    Smart tags anyone?.

    We have been here before, we will be here again.

    Have fun!

  5. Perth? Already? It’s nice there. I’d recommend you go even further south and explore the wine region down there (around Margaret River). Great fun 🙂

  6. Molly:

    Thanks! I’ve read through that post a few times already. Haven’t had a chance to get through the comments though. Your observation, “We are some of the world’s smartest, most innovative, committed and passionate people.”, brings to mind that a fair dose of ‘ego, stubbornness, and perseverance’ is hard wired into these personalities as well. Which can even make working on a common cause rather difficult at times.


  7. Hyde-Smith–

    Probably add, “too highly focused” to your list, also.


    The problems facing the Web could be summed up by one singular event and its aftermath. Be very cautious of what you intentionally giveaway.

  8. Hallelujah! It is possible to believe in the Tooth Fairy, the Easter Bunny and Santa. I just never believed that HTML5 would ever be any more real than the aforementioned.

    Oh, hang on – it’s only a draft… There’s still time.

    Carolyn Ann

  9. godd news for webmasters

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