GeekSpeak: HTML5

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HTML5, the next proposed recommendation for HTML, will bring big changes to the web. While today HTML is used primarily to support document structure and display, HTML5 will transform the web into a platform for supporting applications like games, tools, movies, audio, and animations on many devices, which will have interesting consequences for today’s model of proprietary plug-ins and device-segregated app stores.

HTML5 almost didn’t come to be, since the founders of HTML initially proposed taking web standards in an entirely different direction (XML). My presentation talks a little bit about this interesting HTML historical detour, in addition to talking about a few of the ways that HTML5 will redefine future web experiences (in fact, you can even see some of its functionality today).



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