HTML 5: Not Quite Stable {1}

by Monica G
Almost a year ago, browsers such as Chrome, Firefox, etc started popping up with HTML 5 but the problem was that it was not quite as stable as many would like. Yes it has great features but the problem many saw was the fact that a lot of testing still had to be done for it to be considered standardized. It is not to say that people weren’t trying out the features but a “comprehensive test suite” had yet to be completed. At the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), it was announced that the charter for the HTML 5 Working Group would be extended, meaning that people would continue to have their comments about HTML 5. However, there are hopes that a solid standard will be formed by 2014. Some of neat aspects about the HTML 5 that were being considered were the “one web concept” and “its new font framework.” But there are some controversial matters such as the codec for video tags because the W3C would prefer to use codec, but other big hitters like Microsoft and Apple use H.264. The reasoning behind preferring codec is simple, no one owns it; therefore it would be open and adequate. The authors point was that HTML 5 has the ability to bring new and fascinating opportunities to many industries, as we have already seen with Apple, for instance. read more...