Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 14th Feb 2010 22:17 UTC
Internet & Networking There's a bit of ruckus going on at the moment in the world of HTML5. A number of people are claiming that Adobe has blocked the latest publication of the HTML5 standard. However, after diving into the actual mailing list threads, it becomes obvious quite quickly that it's nothing but a misunderstanding. Update: Masinter replies: "No part of HTML5 is, or was ever, 'blocked' in the W3C HTML Working Group - not HTML5, not Canvas 2D Graphics, not Microdata, not Video - not by me, not by Adobe."
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I drew my own conclusions...
by Moochman on Tue 16th Feb 2010 21:22 UTC
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I just read the mailing lists and IMHO Adobe was indeed holding up "HTML5" for approval. As you can read here:

http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-archive/2010Feb/0016.html

The Context 2D API was part of the HTML5 specification
even before the creation of the charter and was accepted as such by the Working Group.


In fact, it was just a month ago that the 2D Context API was split off of the HTML5 spec at all:

http://www.canvasdemos.com/2010/01/08/canvas-2d-context-splits-from...

The Canvas API is probably the most important API (aside from the video tag) for allowing HTML to compete with Flash and Silverlight, and the context is an important part of it. Google is understandably a big ticked off as they have worked a lot to try to get it to be viable. So it really does seem, with all this in mind, that Adobe is, to some extent, "blocking the HTML5 spec", even if it's not *technically* true.

Edited 2010-02-16 21:25 UTC

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