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Full HTML5 Specification Now Available

Daily Insight | Jason Armitage | December 19, 2012

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Developers who have been waiting for a full set of specifications on HTML5 will wait no more. The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) has published its full definitions and is moving toward interoperability and performance testing.

 

According to The Inquirer, these specifications will hopefully mean that Web-based developers can provide support for a common set of functions. The W3C also said it will work with Web developers to ensure they correctly implement HTML5, and that it expects to see HTML5 interoperability by 2014. “As of today, businesses know what they can rely on for HTML5 in the coming years, and what their customers will demand, said the consortium’s CEO, Jeff Jaffe. “Likewise, developers will know what skills to cultivate to reach smart phones, cars, televisions, e-books, digital signs, and devices not yet known.”

 

Yankee Group Principal Analyst Jason Armitage comments

 

“The fortunes of HTML5 have been on a rollercoaster ride in 2012. High-profile critics have labeled the technology an expensive wrong turn. Platform and tools providers launched a deluge of products based on open Web standards. The reality is that HTML5 holds a central position in the Web and app strategies for major companies across most verticals, and legions of web developers globally will embrace the new standard. Steps taken this year to lay down a realistic roadmap for a recommendation are welcome news for both communities.”

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