13 February 2007

Now We Are Five: HTML5, XHTML5

Anything that talks about HTML5 and XHTML5 gets my attention pretty quickly. I don't pretend to understand all the implications of this, but it sounds cool:

This specification introduces features to HTML and the DOM that ease the authoring of Web-based applications. Additions include the context menus, a direct-mode graphics canvas, inline popup windows, and server-sent events.


The scope of this specification is not to describe an entire operating system. In particular, hardware configuration software, image manipulation tools, and applications that users would be expected to use with high-end workstations on a daily basis are out of scope. In terms of applications, this specification is targetted specifically at applications that would be expected to be used by users on an occasional basis, or regularly but from disparate locations, with low CPU requirements. For instance online purchasing systems, searching systems, games (especially multiplayer online games), public telephone books or address books, communications software (e-mail clients, instant messaging clients, discussion software), document editing software, etc.

I can't wait. (Via Vecosys.)


Anonymous said...

I can't wait either.
The useless limitations of xHtml lead to bloated code, needles data transfers and are a desease.
HTML 5 is targetd on the practical use of web applications.
Please let it be supported fast.

Singpolyma said...

*shudders* HTML5 is a step backwards, that's what it is. HTML4 was supposed to be the last version, then be deprecated. XHTML is ALMOST THE SAME and only forces you to make cleaner code. It does NOT have limitations, but in fact can do MORE if you know what you're doing. HTML5 is sending the message to people that they can write in crap code again. Not good.