HTML 5

From: lm
Sent on: Wednesday, March 17, 2010 5:04 PM
Thought I'd repost some links and commentary on HTML 5 from last year's
posts on the XHTMLDesign mailing list.  If we do talk about HTML 5 at a
meeting or if there's interest in it, some of the links might be worth
checking further.

Here's some info on HTML 5:
http://www.whatwg...­
Looks like it'll now be the successor to HTML 4 and XHTML 1.0 for web design.

The W3C had been working on XHTML 2.0, but it was so different from the
current XHTML 1.0, that browser designers got together and created their
own
specification for how they wanted the next version of HTML to work (HTML
5.0) instead.

The W3C has announced that they will no longer continue with their work on
XHTML 2.0:
http://www.sitepo...­

Instead, they'll putting their efforts toward HTML 5/XHTML 5.

If you liked XHTML 1.0, you're next step in web design will probably be HTML
5.0, not XHTML 5.0. HTML 5.0 is supposed to be fairly backward compatible
with HTML 4 and XHTML 1.0. You can still use the familiar XML syntax with
HTML 5.0.  If you use XHTML 5.0 instead, the main difference is using a
different type of parsing and a different mime type with your server.
Here's a comparison:
http://molly.com/...­

I had been wondering if some of HTML 5 could be implemented today using
work-arounds like Javascript code. Ran across an article saying pretty
much the same thing I'd been wondering about:
http://meyerweb.c...­

However, I didn't find any example implementations. After further search,
I did finally find some actual examples of what others had written to get
HTML 5 working on today's browsers. Here are some example links:

http://code.googl...­
http://www.detyab...­
http://remysharp....­
http://code.googl...­
http://blog.whatw...­
http://code.googl...­
http://code.googl...­
http://code.googl...­
http://code.googl...­
http://code.googl...­

Looks to me like a lot of the new proposed features in HTML 5 are based on
projects that Google is currently working on. The HTML 5 proposal would
give a standard way for web browsers to handle these features without
needing toolkits, libraries, plug-ins, etc. I guess it's not so surprising
that many of these are related to Google's current projects, since the
lead member of WhatWG (http://www.whatwg...­) is from Google. Here are
some Google projects that have functionality similar to some of what's new
in HTML 5.

http://gears.goog...­
http://code.googl...­
http://code.googl...­
http://code.googl...­

Here are some validation and code generation tools for HTML 5:
http://html5.vali...­
http://james.html...­
http://gsnedders....­
http://accessify....­


Sincerely,
Laura
http://groups.yah...­

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