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HTML 5, WTF?

May 10th, 2007 at 6:31 PM (11 years ago) by Matt Freedman

I thought that XHTML was supposed to be the end of HTML, and the beginning of XHTML. Apparently, I was wrong.

I got a Newsletter today from SitePoint, as I usually do, and it was all about HTML 5. Yep that’s right, HTML 5. I thought the HTML line was dead, and the main focus was on XHTML (2). But, nope.

An HTML Working Group was created that anyone can join and add their opinions in the development of (X)HTML. This group is currently focused on the development of HTML 5.

I mean really, is HTML 5 really that necessary? It’ll just be something else for Browsers to support, and if we’re pushing to get something implemented into all Browsers, it should be XHTML. The way to do that is to prove to all the Browser developers that XHTML is a serious thing and is the real deal. The only way to that is to continue working on it.

I’m usually one to make Standard-compliant things (to a certain works-or-breaks point). But I won’t be using HTML 5. I’ll stick with XHTML 1.x, for now, thanks you. Besides, they don’t plan on being done with the HTML 5 recommendation until 2010.

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