Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 2nd Nov 2010 20:03 UTC
Internet & Networking Every now and then, you get these news item that make you feel like something's wrong. The item doesn't make sense, shouldn't be possible, and yet it is. Despite Microsoft's newfound commitment to web standards, it's still incredibly unnerving to see things like this - the W3C's first HTML5 compliance test, in which Internet Explorer 9 Platform Preview 6 outdoes all other browsers.
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RE: HTML5
by Nelson on Tue 2nd Nov 2010 21:17 UTC in reply to "HTML5"
Nelson
Member since:
2005-11-29

I've never seen anyone be so content with mediocrity as people are with HTML5.

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RE[2]: HTML5
by lucas_maximus on Tue 2nd Nov 2010 23:22 in reply to "RE: HTML5"
lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

Obviously not a web developer then are you?

I was constantly saying with XHTML 1.0 & 1.1

"Nice if there was a semantic element for NAV",

"Nice if there was a semantic element for a Header and a Footer"

etc. etc. you get the picture.

Really nice extra semantic markup which I wish was there to describe what I normally included in a page and wanted it described in the markup. I want a nice clean separation of concerns between markup and styling.

HTML 5 and CSS 3.0 will deliver what I been wanting to do for a long time and will let me create cleaner markup and a better separation between the semantic elements and its styling.

I only wish it came sooner.

Edited 2010-11-02 23:27 UTC

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RE[3]: HTML5
by nt_jerkface on Wed 3rd Nov 2010 01:03 in reply to "RE[2]: HTML5"
nt_jerkface Member since:
2009-08-26

HTML 5 and CSS 3.0 will deliver what I been wanting to do for a long time and will let me create cleaner markup and a better separation between the semantic elements and its styling.

I only wish it came sooner.


Yea but thanks to XP/IE8 holdouts it makes sense for commercial sites to stick with HTML 4. We're just now getting to the point where mainstream websites can drop IE6 support.

HTML5 is going to be mostly a toy technology for the next few years.

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