Thursday, 13 March 2014

HTML5 Guidelines for Web Developers (2011)

HTML4 six years before and had instead elected to back XHTML, XForms, SVG, and SMIL, it was hardly surprising that this suggestion was rejected. The result was very close, with 8 votes in favor and 11 votes against, but the decision still had far-reaching consequences. In the following years, the development of HTML5 was to take place in direct competition with the W3C. Ian Hickson, who at the time supported the position paper, together with the second Opera representative HÃ¥kon Wium Lie and Mozilla’s David Baron, reviewed the events in his web log and came to the conclusion: The issues have been discussed, the positions have been given, everyone knows where everyone else stands, now it’s time to get down and actually start doing work.