Appendix A. Summary and Outlook

It has been a long journey—almost 300 pages about a couple of new elements in HTML. Who would have thought there was this much to learn. However, realistically, we are only at the start of what will be possible with audio and video in the coming years. Right now we are only seeing the most basic functionality of multimedia implemented on the Web. Once the technology stabilizes, publishers and users will follow, and with them businesses, and further requirements and technologies will be developed. However, for now, we have a fairly complete overview of existing functionalities.

Before giving you a final summary of everything that we have analyzed in this book, let us mention two more areas of active development.

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