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HTML is the new HTML5

Ian Hickson:

The WHATWG HTML spec can now be considered a “living standard”. It’s more mature than any version of the HTML specification to date, so it made no sense for us to keep referring to it as merely a draft. We will no longer be following the “snapshot” model of spec development, with the occasional “call for comments”, “call for implementations”, and so forth.

Behold, HTML’s living specification. The w3c is still looking to publish a “snapshot” of HTML5.

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W3C Abandoning XHTML 2, Focusing on HTML5

Today the Director announces that when the XHTML 2 Working Group charter expires as scheduled at the end of 2009, the charter will not be renewed.

This is giant news for anyone who makes websites. See also: W3C’s FAQ for the situation.

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Ian Hickson on Codecs for

Mozilla won’t support H.264, Apple won’t support Ogg, Google will support both, and Microsoft won’t say. Doubt this will change anytime soon, which really makes me sad.