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Updated Candidate Recommendation published by W3C for HTML5 and Canvas

8:42 pm on Aug 7, 2013 (gmt 0)

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The HTML5 and Canvas 2D Candidate Recommendations have been updated by the HTML Working Group (August 6).

  • HTML5 [w3.org], which defines the 5th major revision of the core language of the World Wide Web, the Hypertext Markup Language (HTML). In this version, new features are introduced to help Web application authors, new elements are introduced based on research into prevailing authoring practices, and special attention has been given to defining clear conformance criteria for user agents in an effort to improve interoperability.
  • HTML Canvas 2D Context [w3.org], which defines the 2D Context for the HTML canvas element. The 2D Context provides objects, methods, and properties to draw and manipulate graphics on a canvas drawing surface.
  • 12:31 am on Aug 8, 2013 (gmt 0)

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    For comparison purposes:

    HTML 1 [w3.org] (June 1993)
    HTML 2 [w3.org] (September 1995; authors of 1 and 2 include one T. Berners-Lee whom even I have heard of)
    HTML 3.2 [w3.org] (January 1997)
    HTML 4.01 [w3.org] (December 1999)

    Interesting to find that <cite> and <kbd> aren't new to html 5 after all; they're simply returning after a brief (14 years) absence. The really entertaining one is <font>. Looks as if nobody ever liked it, they were just waiting for an alternative :) Grudgingly introduced in 3.2 ("may be phased out in future revisions"), deprecated in 4, obliterated in 5. Whew.
    11:54 am on Aug 8, 2013 (gmt 0)

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    Huh? <kbd> and <cite> are in 4.01.

    <font> shouldn't be there cause it's presentation and not structure.

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