Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 13th Apr 2010 18:17 UTC
Google Okay, this news hit my inbox and the OSNews queue this morning (and another ten million times during the day) but since I was doing more important things than OSNews today, I only now have the time to dive into this. A site I've never heard before claims that Google will open source the VP8 video codec next month, providing the world with a high-quality, royalty and patent-free codec, which will most likely cause the internet to spontaneously start farting unicorns.
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RE: HTML5?
by Kuukunen on Wed 14th Apr 2010 14:56 UTC in reply to "HTML5?"
Kuukunen
Member since:
2010-03-28

This rumor has been going on for a while now and I hope Google make it official before the HTML 5 standard is finalized.

Which could be as late as 2022 ;)
http://www.zdnetasia.com/html-5-may-not-be-finalized-before-2022-62...

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RE[2]: HTML5?
by google_ninja on Wed 14th Apr 2010 15:41 in reply to "RE: HTML5?"
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2006-02-05

The thing with the w3c is that its not a standards body, its a consortium of companies with competing interests, so it moves even SLOWER then a standards body. It usually takes about 15-20 years for them to get a recommendation out the door.

That being said, browser support tends to happen WAY before that, and once there is support from most of the vendors, devs start using it.

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RE[3]: HTML5?
by twitterfire on Wed 14th Apr 2010 16:40 in reply to "RE[2]: HTML5?"
twitterfire Member since:
2008-09-11

The thing with the w3c is that its not a standards body, its a consortium of companies with competing interests, so it moves even SLOWER then a standards body.


Then why let w3c decide how HTML 5 will be like? Why not ISO?

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RE[2]: HTML5?
by MissTJones on Wed 14th Apr 2010 19:52 in reply to "RE: HTML5?"
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2010-03-25

Assuming you're not just trolling with that regularly debunked talking point, the HTML5 spec will be published in the next year or so. The 2022 date is when they expect two independent implementations to cover the whole spec interoperably.

That may seem a long time, but it's a lot nearer than never, which is when that's going to happen for HTML 4.

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RE[3]: HTML5?
by google_ninja on Wed 14th Apr 2010 20:15 in reply to "RE[2]: HTML5?"
google_ninja Member since:
2006-02-05

So a spec is not a recommendation. They build out the spec, then they build out tests, then they argue about tests, then they wait for at least to implementers to agree with the tests, and pass them.

CSS 2.1 took about a decade to go from spec to a recommendation.

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