Linked by Kroc Camen on Tue 22nd Dec 2009 19:50 UTC
Opera Software This is old news, but only just crossed my radar! Opera have made available a pre-alpha version of Opera 10.5. There's a massive amount of change under the hood, and I caught wind via taranfx.com.
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RE: HTML5 is a proposed standard
by google_ninja on Tue 22nd Dec 2009 23:58 UTC in reply to "HTML5 is a proposed standard"
google_ninja
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2006-02-05

its not like they don't have time. HTML5 isn't scheduled to be a proposed recommendation until 2022 http://blogs.techrepublic.com.com/programming-and-development/?p=71...

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wumip Member since:
2009-08-20

Yeah, but it will have to be implemented long before that. The 2022 thing is a huge misunderstanding. People think it means nothing will happen until then, which is wrong.

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google_ninja Member since:
2006-02-05

browsers can support whatever they like, the problem is that the standard itself is going to be up in the air until then. Considering that there is currently no free implementation that is good enough for google to consider using with youtube, I wouldn't be suprised if they just wait another 5-10 years to hammer out that detail.

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Coxy Member since:
2006-07-01

Jeez... won't we be using HTML 10 by then? No wonder browser makers make their own standards if it takes so long for the w3c to do anything!

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wumip Member since:
2009-08-20

It takes a long time to do things properly. It would have been quicker if "someone" (hello, Microsoft and Apple!) didn't keep sabotaging the process.

Also, just because the final recommendation isn't out until 202x doesn't mean that the spec won't be usable before that. The more it matures the better the browser support will be, and that will happen many years before the final spec is out.

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