A first draft of HTML 5… toward a new HTML?

W3C just published today a first draft of HTML 5. HTML 5 replaces HTML 4 and XHTML 1.

  • They are getting rid of the “acronym” elements because it was rarely used.
  • The elements “canvas,” “video”, “audio” are added: the HTML becomes fully multimedia. However, MathML and SVG remain embedded content.
  • They added the “article,” “section,” and “figure” elements which should be useful to blogs and news sites.

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Daniel Lemire

A computer science professor at the Université du Québec (TELUQ).

2 thoughts on “A first draft of HTML 5… toward a new HTML?”

  1. Google count of “pages” is plain faked.
    It is a computed estimate which (likely) is meant to show the popularity of a keywords set, not an actual number of “documents”.
    I know this from personal experience when I was playing with a Javascript Wiki and also monitoring Jeremy Ruston’s Tiddlywiki, there is NO way that a number of links from the web could jump up and down by a factor 5 in a matter of hours when the number is in the tens of thousands and hundred of thousands.

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