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W3C Offers Glimpse of HTML 5

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W3C has published an early draft of HTML 5, a major revision of the markup language aimed at rich web content and web applications 10 months after it formed the HTML working group.

It's the first update of the key standard in 10 years and is supposed embraced the relatively newfangled AJAX.

There are new APIs for embedding and controlling audio and video content, maintaining persistent client-side storage and editing documents or parts of documents interactively.

One writes to HTML using either a classic HTML or XML syntax.

For the working draft see www.w3.org/TR/2008/WD-html5-20080122/ and for the differences between HTLM 4 ands HTML 5, see www.w3.org /TR/2008/WD-html5-diff-20080122/.

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Ian Hickson 01/29/08 02:42:17 PM EST

It's hardly a glimpse, the HTML5 spec has been publicly available since early 2004. Indeed the whole HTML5 development project is a completely open process, we welcome input from anyone and you can see the changes as they happen from day to day: