5. Canvas

One of the most interesting and at the same time one of the oldest new HTML5 elements is Canvas. In July 2004, just one month after the WHATWG was formed, Apple’s David Hyatt presented a proprietary HTML extension named Canvas, an announcement that caused an uproar among the still young HTML5 movement. “The real solution is to bring these proposals to the table,” was Ian Hickson’s first reaction, and after a brief debate, Apple submitted its idea to the WHATWG. This paved the way for including Canvas in the HTML5 specification, and a first draft was published in August 2004.

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