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HTML5 Guidelines for Web Developers by Bernd Öggl, Klaus Förster

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The development of HTML5 is progressing rapidly. The specification is amended and improved daily, angles and corners are smoothed, superfluous components are removed, and if necessary, new features are added. The driving force behind this process is an active community of representatives of WHATWG, W3C, the browser manufacturers, interested individuals, and of course Ian Hickson, the disputatious editor of the specification, whose decisions quite often lead to heated debates.

If he has his way, the HTML standard of the future will be developed as a “living standard” continuously and without a version number. Instead of descriptions, such as HTML5, HTML6, or HTML-Next, we would then simply use the term HTML. The implementation of the ...

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