HTML5 Markup Language first draft published
HTML5 is big. It contains multitudes. It’s very much a work in progress. One important milestone in that process occurred today, with the publication of the first draft of the HTML5 Language first draft, titled, perhaps a little confusingly “HTML: The Markup Language”
This specification describes the fifth major version of the HTML vocabulary. It provides the details necessary for producers of HTML to create conformant HTML documents. By design, it does not describe related APIs nor attempt to describe how consumers of HTML are meant to process HTML documents.
In essence, it’s a web authors guide to HTML.
If you’ve not been following the HTML5 saga closely, there’ll be some new, as well as some familiar things there, including the obsoleting of the font element!
There’ll be a long path from here to this becoming a W3 recommendation, but it is an important step nonetheless.