Once upon a time W3C looked at the Web and said: “We provided the world with HTML, we gave them even XML and CSS and so much more. But people are reluctant to follow our standards. Developers write poorly designed, non validating code. They don’t separate content from presentation, not to talk about accessibility. Browsers accept this garbage and don’t even complain. Much worse: they offer silly extensions like e.g.
blink to please silly developers.” And W3C decided that something had to happen. [read more]
From the beginning the specification of HTML5 was an ambitious undertaking. HTML5 should become everything for everybody. For the conservative Web developer it should provide all the things he knew before – in the same way they where provided before. Not only those things that were part of previous standards. No, even many crazy features of popular older browsers (IE6 just to mention one) became also part of the wonderful new HTML5. But at the same time HTML should be a modern language and support accessibility, semantic mark-up and more. [read more]
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