Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 4th Dec 2007 21:01 UTC, submitted by irbis
Internet & Networking "The web is constantly evolving. New and innovative websites are being created every day, pushing the boundaries of HTML in every direction. HTML 4 has been around for nearly a decade now, and publishers seeking new techniques to provide enhanced functionality are being held back by the constraints of the language and browsers. To give authors more flexibility and interoperability, and enable more interactive and exciting websites and applications, HTML 5 introduces and enhances a wide range of features including form controls, APIs, multimedia, structure, and semantics."
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RE: Hmm...
by aent on Fri 7th Dec 2007 19:22 UTC in reply to "Hmm..."
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A lot of what you mentioned is called a synamtic design of the web. HTML is supposed to describe content, not layout, that is what CSS is for. b and i and tt are deprecated as those are layout tags. strong, em, code are meant to describe whats inside the tags, now how to format them, and may not actually make text bold, etc, depending on the device. Excessively compatible with XHTML/XML? That should be considered a good thing that HTML will comply to other standards... finally.

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